|Trivandrum: Usain Bolt has etched his name in the annals of history as the first and only sprinter to have retained gold medal in both the men's 100m and the 200m at the London Olympics. On Thursday, Bolt covered the 200m distance in 19.32 seconds to win his second gold medal of the tournament. Earlier Bolt had won gold in 100m even, with a time of 9.63 seconds.
While Usain ran for his second gold, it was rival and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake who got pushed to the second spot for the second time. He finished behind Bolt in 19.44 seconds for the silver. Bronze went to Weir Warren with a timing of 19.84 seconds. Weid Warren is also a Jamaican, making it an all-Jamaican show at the 200m finals.
Meanwhile day 13 of Olympics had only more disappointments to offer the Indian contingent.
Indian athlete Tintu Luka finished sixth in the semifinal of women's 800m . The 23 year old trained by P T Usha, finished the race sixth in 1:59:69 seconds.
Woman wrestler Geeta Phogat lost (1 – 3), to Canadian Tonya Lynn Verbeek in 55 kilogram freestyle wrestling. She then went on to lose against Tetyena Lazareva of Ukraine 0-3 in the repechage round to get eliminated from the tournament.
High jumper Sahana Kumari failed to clear 1.85m in the preliminary round, even after three attempts, to find herself disqualified from the competition. She cleared the first round height of 1.80m in the first attempt itself.
All hopes for adding one more medal to the tally for India now rests on
the wrestler Sushil Kumar who will be appearing in men's 66kg freestyle
wrestling. The 29 year old had won bronze in Beijing and had been the
2010 world champion. Sushil Kumar had also carried the Indian flag in
the inaugural ceremony at London.
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