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Usain Bolt Wins Back-to-Back Sprint Doubles!

Summer Olympics 2012

Usain Bolt Wins Back-to-Back Sprint Doubles!

Originally posted 08/09/2012 06:00PM

With four Olympic gold medals already to his name, Usain Bolt on Thursday went on to become the first Olympian ever to win back-to-back gold medals in both the 100m and 200m sprints.

Although he didn't break his own world record from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Bolt had enough of a lead at the end of the race to slow his pace and hold a finger to his lips, shushing the crowd. With his time of 19.32 seconds, he narrowly beat out fellow Jamaican teammates Yohan Blake (19.44) and Warren Weir (19.84).

"The guy is just on another planet now," American sprinter Wallace Spearmon, who came in fourth place with a time of 19.90, told the Associated Press.

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Usain Bolt Sprints into History in 100-Meter Final

UpdatePosted 08/06/2012 08:10AM

Usain Bolt Sprints into History in 100-Meter Final

Originally posted 08/05/2012 05:30PM

Usain Bolt silenced all doubters at the Olympic Games on Sunday, and emphatically remains the world's fastest man.

The Jamaican sprinter, 25, clocked the fastest time in the fastest-ever field of runners to become just the second man in history – after the American Carl Lewis in 1984 and 1988 – to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in track and field's signature event, the 100-meter dash.

Bolt's time of 9.63 was an Olympic record and the second-fastest time ever, trailing his own world record of 9:58, set in 2009.

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PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Summer Olympics 2012

PEOPLE Recommends: The Top 10 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

Originally posted 08/01/2012 08:45AM

The Summer Olympics are here – and that means fierce competition, heart-warming stories and, of course, Ryan Lochte's abs.

If you can't get enough of the summer games, get your fix 24/7 by following these current and veteran Olympians who deserve gold medals for excellence in Tweeting. Get behind-the-scenes scoop, commentary and more from these PEOPLE-approved athletes!

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PHOTOS: Prince Harry Races Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt | Prince Harry, Usain Bolt

Prince Harry Races Usain Bolt in Jamaica

Originally posted 03/06/2012 12:00PM

Prince Harry may be royal of many talents, but sprinting does not appear to be one of them.

On his visit to Jamaica Tuesday, the prince, 27, got to meet Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt, and the two "raced" at the University of West Indies stadium in Kingston, the BBC reports.

After a false start, Harry – who also planned to meet Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller on Tuesday – raced down the track while Bolt jogged behind him.

"He cheated. I said we would have a rematch in London 2012 and Harry said, 'I'm busy,' " joked Bolt. "He's cool, very down to earth. When you meet dignitaries you think it will be difficult, but he just wanted to laugh – it was an honor and a pleasure to meet him."

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Can Prince Harry Beat the Fastest Man in the World in a Race?

Prince Harry Wants to Meet Sprinter Usain Bolt in Jamaica

Originally posted 02/01/2012 11:00AM

As an army helicopter pilot, Prince Harry may really fly. But he'll need more than wings if he wants to challenge the fastest man in the world to a race.

Harry, 27, reportedly wants to run against champion sprinter Usain Bolt, the world-record holder in the 100 meters, in a practice session when he visits Jamaica on an official tour next month.

The sporty prince, who, like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, is an ambassador to the British teams for this summer's Olympic Games in London, hopes to visit Bolt at his rudimentary training track in Kingston for the showdown, according to a report.

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