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Brilliant Bolt secures sprint double
BEIJING (Reuters) - Jamaica's Usain Bolt blazed to victory in the 200 metres on Wednesday in a world record 19.30 seconds to secure the first men's Olympic sprint double since 1984.
No less emphatic than his sensational world record run in the 100m last Saturday, the 21-year-old clinched his first major title in his specialist event.
Churandy Martina of Netherlands Antilles took silver and bronze went to American Wallace Spearmon.
American Carl Lewis was the last man to win both sprints at the same Games in Los Angeles and Bolt became just the ninth sprinter to achieve the feat.
The previous world record was 19.32 set by Michael Johnson of the U.S. in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics final.
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