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  • Usain Bolt won three golds in the 2008 Olympics, setting world records in the 100m and 200m.

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After winning a race at the 2008 Olympics.

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Bolt, a world-class 200-meter runner since he was a teenager, stunned the track and field world this spring by dropping down to the more glamorous 100 meters and dropping a world record 9.72 seconds on reigning world champion Tyson Gay at the Reebok Track Classic in New York City on May 31, 2008. Gay ran a very fast 9.85 seconds and looked like he was running a different race from Bolt.

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Michael Johnson analyzes Usain Bolt's 100m gold Greats on Greats

4-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson studies the 100m technique of the Beijing & London Olympic champion Usain Bolt, looking into the progression of Bolt's sprint and the factor his height plays in his success. Subscribe to the official Olympic channel here: Find more about the Olympic Games at Follow your favourite athletes on the Olympic Athletes Hub:

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