Rio de Janeiro, Aug 19: The greatest sprinter of all time - Usain Bolt won the 200 metres final to add to his 100m title at the Rio Olympics 2016 here today (August 19).
Bolt eased to victory in the 200m final in 19.78 seconds. On August 15, he had won the 100m title at the same Olympic Stadium. He completed a 200m triple in Olympics.
He had won the races in 2008 Bejing and London 2012. Andre de Grasse of Canada took silver with a time of 20.02 while Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre got the bronze with 20.12.
The 29-year-old Bolt is on course to complete an unprecedented Triple Triple in Olympics. He will be back on track tomorrow to compete in the 4x100m relay. Now, Bolt has 8 Olympic golds.
In Beijing and London, Bolt won 3 sprint golds - 100m 200m and 4x100 relay. With already 2 gold in his big collection, Bolt is eyeing the other 1 tomorrow (August 20).
"It was brilliant. I didn't go so fast but I'm so happy I won. I told you guys I was going to do it," Bolt said after winning the 100m title in Rio. (Bolt roars into Olympic history)
"Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal," Bolt had added talking about 200m and 4x100m relay.