OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Legend Bolt storms into the record books
USAIN Bolt's stunning men's 200 metres win at London 2012 saw him storm into the record books - becoming the first man to defend both of sprinting's premier titles.
Bolt dominated the field from the start - including friend, training partner and heir-apparent Yohan Blake, to take gold in 19:32 seconds, while Blake and Warren Weir made it a clean sweep.
But Bolt admitted he took it easy once he knew the win was in the bag as felt a recurrence of the injury problems that plagued the build-up to London 2012
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"This is the one I wanted and I got it - I'm very proud of myself," said Bolt, who will be chasing a third gold medal in the 4x100m relay.
"I've had a rough season but I've come out here and did what I had to do.
"I definitely thought the world record was in the air. I think it was fast enough when I came out the corner, but I guess I wasn't fit enough.
"I was fast, but I could feel the strain on my back a little bit, so all I did was perform, kept going and when I saw it was ok, I slowed down because I knew it wasn't going to be a world record.
"Coming into this, it was hard for me. I'm really dedicated to my work. I knew what London meant to me and I came here and gave it my all.
"I gave it my best and I'm proud of myself. I wanted to get a world record in the 200m, but it was harder than I thought, but I'm happy."
Bolt believes working with Blake and Weir is what produced the Jamaican one-two-three and he felt that they pushed each other all the way.
He said: "I reckon my coach will be going crazy right now. We've all been working really hard this season. We push each other and this is the end product, so we're happy."
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