Lightning Bolt strikes again

August 20, 2009


Usain Bolt repeated his 100m record-breaking feats at the World Athletics Championsips in Berlin on Thursday, smashing the 200m time he set in Beijing 12 months ago to claim his second gold medal of the event.

The lightning quick Jamaican posted 19.19 seconds to take 11 hundredths of a second off the record, the exact same size bite he took out of the 100 on Sunday.

It was, once again, a jaw-dropping performance from the world’s most famous yam eater. Just as he did in Beijing, he went all out for the line and when you consider that the time of 19.30 he clocked at the Olympics already defied belief for most of us this was almost beyond description.

PHOTO: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winnig in the men’s 200 metres final during the world athletics championships at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, August 20, 2009. Bolt set a new world record with 19.20 seconds. REUTERS/Phil Noble


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Jamaica the land I love…..How wi quick so….

Posted by cherie | Report as abusive

New world record just in a 19 sec .. amazing.

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Some interesting facts about the yam.
1) In the Black Country in England, yam is regional dialect for “you are”.
2) In many societies yams are so important that one can speak of a ‘yam civilization’. E.g. A farmer may gain a lot of prestige by growing the largest or longest yam.
Oh and here’s the recipe for yam soufflé –,1650,134 186-251197,00.html

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