Whoever said lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place had obviously never heard of Usain Bolt, also known as “Lightning Bolt” of Jamaica.
Lightning Bolt struck not once, not twice, but an astounding three times in Beijing capturing gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and Men’s 4x100m relay race (with fellow teammates Carter, Frater, and Powell).
He ran each race effortlessly; cruising to the victory line in times of 9.69 in the 100m on Saturday (shaving off .20 seconds from the previous World Record), 19.30 in the 200m on Wednesay (taking 0.66 seconds off the previous time), and tearing up the track in his portion of the 4x100m relay bringing Team Jamaica’s final time to 37.10 seconds, breaking a 16 year old World Record time.
Jamaica, an island paradise, is also sadly known for its high crime rate and gang violence. Nonetheless, Jamaica stood still to watch their hometown hero go 3 for 3 (3 events, 3 gold medals, and 3 World Records) in Beijing on Thursday night. Bolt celebrated jubilantly after his victories using his arms to mimick a lightning bolt and dancing a Jamaican jig. He is truly the fastest man in the World; the clocks don’t lie, folks.
When asked if he would participate in other events such as the long jump or the 4×400 relay, he responded that he is just happy with his gold medals at this point. But who knows? Maybe Lightning Bolt will strike 4 times in Beijing. And, if he does, you can be sure to catch all the Olympic betting action at Intertops.com.