On This Date 8/9/2012
Usain Bolt of Jamaica becomes the first sprinter to win the 100-meter and 200-meter in back-to-back Olympics. Bolt wins the 200-meter race in 19.32 seconds as part of a Jamaican podium sweep. Yohan Blake takes the silver in 19.44 seconds, while Warren Weir captures the Bronze Medal. Usain Bolt and Jamaica would add a Gold Medal in the 4×100 Relay. In 2016, Bolt would do it again, winning the 100-meter and 200-meter to secure his place as the greatest sprinter in Olympic history.