...And another record destroyed by Jamaica's Usain Bolt (19.19)

by Wellesley
(Mobay, Jamaica)

Bolt Celebrates

Bolt Celebrates

(CNN) -- Usain Bolt broke his own world record in the 200m meters as he completed the sprint double in the world championships in Berlin in sensational style.

The remarkable Jamaican took gold in 19.19 seconds, shaving just over a tenth of a second off the mark he set in winning the 200m at last year's Beijing Olympics.

Bolt smashed his own 100m world record with a 9.58 seconds clocking in claiming gold in the shorter sprint on the second day of the championships.

Bolt, who celebrates his 23rd birthday on Friday, made a fine start and was well clear of the field coming around the bend, clearly pushing to the line as he eyed his old mark of 19.30 seconds.

Alonso Edwards of Panama claimed a fine silver in 19.81 seconds with Wallace Spearmon of the United States taking the bronze in 19.85 seconds.

Bolt will bid to emulate his triple gold medal tally from Beijing in the sprint relay for Jamaica in the final day of the championships on Sunday.

Earlier, Jamaica's gold rush in Berlin continued with victory for Melaine Walker in the women's 400m hurdles.

Walker ran the second fastest time in history of 52.42 seconds to relegate Olympic champion Lashinda Demus of the United States to the silver medal position while Trinidad and Tobago's Josanne Lucas took bronze.

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Aug 22, 2009
"Mi Proud soh till"
by: Collette Hudson

Mr. Editor;

I was just going over my comments and noticed that you have replaced my quotation marks with question marks. Why?

Anyway back to the sports. Bwoy mi proud soh till all ah mi proudness drop a groung!! I have always been proud of my country whether good or bad.

Oh by the I am always in attendance of the Penn Relays and at Reebok Grand Prix. Well at the most recent Penn relays I saw this tall guy he must be already 6 ft I think his school is Homehood I am not sure but remember I tell you thats another Usain Bolt in the making. There were so many great high school athletes on display at the games. The future is really looking great for us.

I hope Jamaica will stop sending our less than best professional athletes to compete among the other countries best at the Penns. More than 1/2 the stadium are Jamaicans - come on people.

Anyway mi gone!

Aug 21, 2009
Usain Bravo ! the fastest is in Jamaica !

He is fantastic, he knows in advance he is feeling fine and will win ! moreover he is a pleasant personality, always smiling and giving a lot of joy around him, as millions of persons are watching this competition, these smiles are contagious ! that is good for this world

Aug 21, 2009
by: Anonymous


Right now lickkle Jamaica are first in the medal table ahead of the once mighty US and Russia.To me, Bolt is the greatest sprinter ever.
Has anyone noticed how peeved, to say the least, the US girls have been looking after their defeats by the Jamdown daughters.


Aug 21, 2009
Keep up the good job
by: Jim

The world sport has changed, don't let the Americans dominate the track and fields in any world sport events. Congratulation to Jamaica.

I believe more Jamaican are capable of winning the world sport,like 100m,200m 400m (men & woman) in the near future,

Aug 20, 2009
by: Faith

The only thing better than Bolt and company today, was my favorite program on the ESPN "Around the Horn" had Usain Bolt at the top....yes the very top of their discussion list today. Mind you this is an American domestic program. GREAT RAH!!!!!! RAH!!!!!!!

Aug 20, 2009
by: Anonymous

i am really proud of all the athletes. My sure pick is Asafa, I am so happy for him, i cried. also Bridgette, she is a true champion. all the Jamaican athletes in Berlin, the fact that they are there and competed are truly champions. There we go again, Jamaican to the world. Bolt is the man of the moment he is mr. motivator also

Aug 20, 2009
Its Been a Long time Coming
by: Collette Hudson

Finally the sport is getting cleaner and cleaner and real talent can shine forth. Anyway ? mi no sey noh amount ah dope up athlete caan sparks against Bolt? Tthe man is just gifted!
All who are trying to find out what our secret is it is just as simple as this; We believe in being the best at everything that we do whether good or bad. Our Island is so full of talented people especially athletically. ?unuh heva si di little young bwoy dem a jump haffa some blow wow tree ina deep river. Trust mi a just chew wi no ave noh money if develope our talents.?

Do you guys realize that we are less than 1% of the US population? Right now we are place 2nd to them in the IAAF World Championship. ?Mek wi clap wi self, wi lickkle but wi talawa!?

Aug 20, 2009
Time to shine.....
by: David Magnus

Jamaicans have always excelled primarily because of the many ways we have learned to survive.

What our athletes are doing on the international stage is just an extension of the running talent we have all developed, getting to a bus or running from parents, or neighbours dogs...

It's just the Jamaican way....

The raw talent just needs to be focused....

Aug 20, 2009
Coolest Running
by: charles w stanley

This has to be the coolest running yet! with more to come the futures bright the futures Bolt Ya Mon 1 love.

Aug 20, 2009
by: Anonymous

Melaine Walker is also the reigning OLYMPIC CHAMPION!

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