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Usain Bolt Breaks 200m World Record at Olympics

The Jamaican wonder Usain Bolt gave the world another phenomenal show at the Beijing Olympics last night. "Lightning" Bolt lived up to his nickname by finishing the 200-meter final in 19.30 seconds, snatching Michael Johnson's world record of 19.32, set 12 years ago. Michael Johnson's record was spectacular itself, and many thought it would stand a long long time. (The third fastest performance in this event is considerably distant - 19.62 by Tyson Gay.) It's clear that Bolt put everything he had into winning this record, unlike his 100-meter performance.

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Usain Bolt celebrates after setting 200m world record at Beijing Olympics