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April 25, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
False start. Popped hamstring. Botched exchange. Lots of things could have gone wrong for Team Jamaica Gold in the 4x100 relay before Usain Bolt got the baton and the green light to blaze into Penn Relays and Philadelphia sports lore Saturday afternoon. If possible, Bolt was better than advertised. He thrilled the largest crowd in the history of the world's oldest track and field carnival with a breathtaking, gravity-defying anchor leg that brought the Jamaicans home in a meet- and Franklin Field-record time of 37.9 seconds.
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August 10, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Usain Bolt slowed coming around the bend, looked to his left, and saw his lead shrinking. So the Jamaican turned the speed back up a notch for a few strides, enough to ensure he would win his semifinal heat in 20.18 seconds Wednesday night, moving closer to becoming the first man with two Olympic golds in the 200 meters. The man two lanes over who was gaining on Bolt, Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa, finished in 20.27 to reach Thursday's final, too. Bolt already successfully defended his 100 title from the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, joining American Carl Lewis as the only men with two golds in a row in the dash.
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July 2, 2012 | Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica - No posing, no salutes, no fist pumping. Yohan Blake simply paced in front of the jam-packed grandstand at National Stadium and stared up into the crowd, letting all those fans soak in a nice, long look. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the man to beat at the London Olympics. In a result that can no longer be considered a surprise, Blake beat Usain Bolt in the 200 meters at Jamaican Olympic trials Sunday, finishing in 19.80 seconds to edge the world-record holder by 0.03.
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August 6, 2012
HOW FAST can Usain Bolt run? Eventually, there has to be a barrier that cannot be lowered. Perhaps, he's already set it. Bolt did what only one other sprinter in history had down on Sunday when he repeated as 100-meter champion in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds. The sensation from Jamaica did not equal his world-record time of 9.58 seconds, set in 2009, but joining American sprinter Carl Lewis, who won the 100 at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, was enough on this day. Realistically, Bolt's back-to-back is more impressive.
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August 8, 2012 | By David Mcfadden, Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Shrugging off economic hardships and high crime, people across Jamaica proudly wore the national colors of gold, black, and green Monday to mark the Caribbean island's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain. Telephone poles and streetlights were wrapped in the flag's colors across the scenic island of fewer than three million inhabitants. In the capital of Kingston, revelers wore shirts emblazoned with Jamaica's name as they thronged a "golden jubilee village" showcasing the country's history, food and culture.
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August 6, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - Usain Bolt. Really, is there anything else to say? The name, by itself, conjures the spectacular speed, the infectious joy, the unprecedented dominance of the greatest sprinter who ever lived. The shooting star from Beijing turned out to be a comet that comes around every four years. Despite talk that he'd lost his edge, that he was hurt, that countryman Yohan Blake and American Tyson Gay rendered him vulnerable - despite all that, Bolt's orbit blazed down the 100-meter track here in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds.
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August 5, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
LONDON - He certainly looked like Usain Bolt. On Sunday, we'll find out if he can still run like the Bolt who blazed his way through the Beijing Olympics. For Saturday's first round of the 100 meters, Bolt expended more energy before the starter's pistol than he needed to win his heat in 10.09 seconds. Bolt smacked himself in the face and head and vigorously shook out his arms before folding his long frame into the ready position. He ran without pushing himself, cruising to first place without being seriously challenged.
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August 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON - When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight most bright, Usain Bolt is as good as gold. Good as there's ever been. Putting the field far enough behind that he could slow up over the last few strides and put his left index finger to his mouth to tell any critics to shush, Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night, making him the only man with two Olympic titles in that event. "That was for all the people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn't going to do it, I was going to be beaten," Bolt said of his "Shhhhhh" gesture at the finish.
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August 10, 2012 | By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
LONDON - When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight the brightest, Usain Bolt is as good as gold. Putting the field far enough behind that he could slow down over the last few strides and put his left index finger to his mouth to tell any critics to shush, Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night, making him the only man with two Olympic titles in that event. "That was for all that people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn't going to do it, I was going to be beaten," Bolt said of his "shhhhhh" gesture at the finish.
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April 25, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When historians celebrating the next Penn Relays milestone for longevity start compiling highlights of the previous 100-plus years, the anchor leg run Saturday by Usain Bolt at Franklin Field will be at or near the top of the list. Bolt, the world's fastest man, thrilled the chanting and cheering crowd of 54,310 that packed every corner of the ancient stadium with a magnificent performance that carried the Jamaica Gold team to victory in the "USA vs. the World" 4x100-meter relay. "Well, the crowd always has been wonderful," Bolt said after his first race at Penn since 2005.
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August 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LONDON - When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight most bright, Usain Bolt is as good as gold. Good as there's ever been. Putting the field far enough behind that he could slow up over the last few strides and put his left index finger to his mouth to tell any critics to shush, Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night, making him the only man with two Olympic titles in that event. "That was for all the people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn't going to do it, I was going to be beaten," Bolt said of his "Shhhhhh" gesture at the finish.
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August 10, 2012 | Associated Press
LONDON - Usain Bolt slowed coming around the bend, looked to his left, and saw his lead shrinking. So the Jamaican turned the speed back up a notch for a few strides, enough to ensure he would win his semifinal heat in 20.18 seconds Wednesday night, moving closer to becoming the first man with two Olympic golds in the 200 meters. The man two lanes over who was gaining on Bolt, Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa, finished in 20.27 to reach Thursday's final, too. Bolt already successfully defended his 100 title from the Beijing Olympics on Sunday, joining American Carl Lewis as the only men with two golds in a row in the dash.
SPORTS
August 10, 2012 | By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
LONDON - When the stakes are the biggest, the spotlight the brightest, Usain Bolt is as good as gold. Putting the field far enough behind that he could slow down over the last few strides and put his left index finger to his mouth to tell any critics to shush, Bolt won the 200 meters in 19.32 seconds Thursday night, making him the only man with two Olympic titles in that event. "That was for all that people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn't going to do it, I was going to be beaten," Bolt said of his "shhhhhh" gesture at the finish.
NEWS
August 8, 2012 | By David Mcfadden, Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Shrugging off economic hardships and high crime, people across Jamaica proudly wore the national colors of gold, black, and green Monday to mark the Caribbean island's 50th anniversary of independence from Britain. Telephone poles and streetlights were wrapped in the flag's colors across the scenic island of fewer than three million inhabitants. In the capital of Kingston, revelers wore shirts emblazoned with Jamaica's name as they thronged a "golden jubilee village" showcasing the country's history, food and culture.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012
HOW FAST can Usain Bolt run? Eventually, there has to be a barrier that cannot be lowered. Perhaps, he's already set it. Bolt did what only one other sprinter in history had down on Sunday when he repeated as 100-meter champion in an Olympic record of 9.63 seconds. The sensation from Jamaica did not equal his world-record time of 9.58 seconds, set in 2009, but joining American sprinter Carl Lewis, who won the 100 at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, was enough on this day. Realistically, Bolt's back-to-back is more impressive.
SPORTS
August 6, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
LONDON - Usain Bolt. Really, is there anything else to say? The name, by itself, conjures the spectacular speed, the infectious joy, the unprecedented dominance of the greatest sprinter who ever lived. The shooting star from Beijing turned out to be a comet that comes around every four years. Despite talk that he'd lost his edge, that he was hurt, that countryman Yohan Blake and American Tyson Gay rendered him vulnerable - despite all that, Bolt's orbit blazed down the 100-meter track here in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds.
SPORTS
August 5, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
LONDON - He certainly looked like Usain Bolt. On Sunday, we'll find out if he can still run like the Bolt who blazed his way through the Beijing Olympics. For Saturday's first round of the 100 meters, Bolt expended more energy before the starter's pistol than he needed to win his heat in 10.09 seconds. Bolt smacked himself in the face and head and vigorously shook out his arms before folding his long frame into the ready position. He ran without pushing himself, cruising to first place without being seriously challenged.
SPORTS
July 2, 2012 | Associated Press
KINGSTON, Jamaica - No posing, no salutes, no fist pumping. Yohan Blake simply paced in front of the jam-packed grandstand at National Stadium and stared up into the crowd, letting all those fans soak in a nice, long look. This, ladies and gentlemen, is the man to beat at the London Olympics. In a result that can no longer be considered a surprise, Blake beat Usain Bolt in the 200 meters at Jamaican Olympic trials Sunday, finishing in 19.80 seconds to edge the world-record holder by 0.03.
SPORTS
April 25, 2010 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When historians celebrating the next Penn Relays milestone for longevity start compiling highlights of the previous 100-plus years, the anchor leg run Saturday by Usain Bolt at Franklin Field will be at or near the top of the list. Bolt, the world's fastest man, thrilled the chanting and cheering crowd of 54,310 that packed every corner of the ancient stadium with a magnificent performance that carried the Jamaica Gold team to victory in the "USA vs. the World" 4x100-meter relay. "Well, the crowd always has been wonderful," Bolt said after his first race at Penn since 2005.
SPORTS
April 25, 2010 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
False start. Popped hamstring. Botched exchange. Lots of things could have gone wrong for Team Jamaica Gold in the 4x100 relay before Usain Bolt got the baton and the green light to blaze into Penn Relays and Philadelphia sports lore Saturday afternoon. If possible, Bolt was better than advertised. He thrilled the largest crowd in the history of the world's oldest track and field carnival with a breathtaking, gravity-defying anchor leg that brought the Jamaicans home in a meet- and Franklin Field-record time of 37.9 seconds.
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