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Bolt pulls off Olympic triple double

The Associated Press

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 200-meter final at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday.
Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 200-meter final at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday. The Associated Press

Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt romped in what he says is his last Olympic 200-meter race Thursday night, finishing in 19.78 seconds, more than a half-second short of his own world record – the one he said he really wanted to break.

“I’m always happy for the win, but I wanted a faster time,” Bolt, who turns 30 on Sunday, told NBC. “I felt good, but when I came into the straight, my body wouldn’t respond to me. So I guess it’s just age and all the rounds that’s taken toll.”

A win is a win, and Bolt has gold medal No. 8, and a third straight 200 victory to go with the same trifecta in the 100. His run for No. 9 comes Friday in the 4x100 relays.

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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