LONDON: Usain Bolt surged to the Olympic 200 metres title on Thursday at the head of a Jamaican medal sweep to become the first man to win the 100 and 200m sprints at successive Olympic Games. The Jamaican’s time equalled the fourth fastest ever run as he eased down in the last 30 metres, sensing that he was not on course to break his own world record. Silver went to his main rival and training partner Yohan Blake, and bronze to Warren Weir. “I knew it wasn't going to be a world record when I came around the corner, I could feel it,” Bolt said. “I really wanted to try to get a world record in the 200 metres but it was harder than I think.” Now unchallenged as the greatest sprinter of all time, the fastest man in the world could
add a sixth gold medal if he can anchor Jamaica to a second successive Olympic 4x100m victory on Saturday, in the last athletics event.