Remember the names: Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight. In London 2012, Those four women, that also go by the name – U.S women’s 4x100m relay team, broke a 32 years old world record (set by the East Germany team in 1980) with the record time of- 40.82 sec.
If any one had any doubt that Jamaica has become the land of the sprinters, came the 4X100 relay final in London 2012 to ensure them. Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater contributed their part but it was Usain Bolt (who else) who ran the forth leg and led Jamaica to the gold and a new world record – 36.84 sec.
They said he is tired, they said he is arrogant, they said his time was done, well…9.63 seconds after the gun went off, Usain Bolt made them sing to different tune. At the 100m sprint in London 2012 Bolt set a new Olympic record and made it clear once more – he is here and he isn’t going anywhere.
London 2012: Usain Bolt adds another Olympic gold medal to his trophies Room, this time in 200m run, setting a time of 19.32. Bolt gold medal made him the first athlete in history to win the gold in 100m and 200m in two consecutive Olympic Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012).
30.08.1904- At the Summer Olympics of 1904, the worst and most hilarious marathon in the Olympic history took place. From 31 participants, only half finished the event.