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Usain again

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 20, 2008 10:09 AM

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The confident young runner from Jamaica Usain Bolt won the 200 meters in world record time in 19.30. Unlike his finish in the 100 meters where he celebrated in the final 10 meters, Bolt ran hard the full race in a rout.

But the weird thing happened following the race, when American Wallace Spearman thought he had won the bronze medal. He was taking a victory lap with the American flag with Bolt.

He didn't find out he was disqualified for going into another lane until he was more than done with the victory lap.

The 2004 gold medalist in the event -- Shawn Crawford -- earned the bronze.

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2 comments so far...
  1. I really felt sorry for Spearman. It's an unpleasant situation for him and Crawford. I hope they both come back and take gold together in the relay.

    Posted by Team USA fan August 21, 08 04:25 AM
  1. STEROIDS!!!!!

    Posted by olympic .choke August 21, 08 06:51 PM
 

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