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Triple-Double for Usain Bolt! Schedule with Starting Line-Up and more for the Relays!

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No World Record last night but USAIN BOLT created more history completing his Triple in the 200m with GOLD in 19.78!

He didn’t run the curve as well as he usually does (because of the rain perhaps?) but ran a good curve nonetheless ahead of the field. He also did not power through the stretch and separate himself from about 60m to 80m left like old times, but that’s age.

It is obvious he wanted a better time but with the injury and only competing in the 200m once before the Olympics, compounded with the weather conditions and him concentrating too hard on his time, all factored into the result.

One step at a time Usain. The title was most important last night and Jamaicans couldn’t be prouder.

According to USA Today, Andre DeGrasse of Canada had talks about tiring out Usain in the Semi-Final since he is younger so should recover faster for the Final. He also said if Usain breaks the World Record he would be right their with him. Well, looks like he was the one who didn’t recover faster because he got the Silver in 20.02 after runing 19.80 in the Semi-Final. Suga believes their Bromance has come to a quick end.

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Christophe LeMaitre upon finding out he won Bronze

It was a close call for the Bronze but Cristophe LeMaitre of France came through for it in 20.12. He has never given up! Adam Gemili of Great Britain was 4th in 20.12 separated by thousandths of a second. Churandy Martina of Netherlamds was 5th in 20.13.

LaShawn Merritt showed his age last night too (30 years) as well as the fact that he may have been too tired from the 400m and placed 6th.

So it is a nicely mixed podium and Usain Bolt removed all doubts if any and showed that he IS the G.O.A.T.

Moving on to later today, Usain will go for the Triple-Triple, where Gold in the 4×100m Relay will have him retire from his last Olympics with a perfect slate.

Young Elaine Thompson also has the opportunity to go after a Triple for the 1st time.

Note that Jamaica is the first country to have a man and woman win the 100m and 200m in the same Olympics!

Our Jamaican Men and Women will not have it easy in the 4×100m Relays with tired legs for the Men and a faster US team for the Ladies. But fingers crossed things will still go our way!

Starting Line-ups are suspected to be as follows:

Women’s 4×100m Relay Team

Christania to Elaine to VCB to Shelly

Men’s 4×100m Relay Team

Ashmeade to Asafa to Blake to Bolt

Lane Assignments are as follows:

Women:

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Men:

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Full Schedule:

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Good Luck Jamaica!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Elaine gets Sprint Double and Today’s Schedule and 200m Men’s Final Startlist!

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GOLLLLLLD FOR ELAINE THOMPSON IN THE 200m!

It was a clear win for Elaine in 21.78 (SB) but she was so focused on her own race that she did not even know she won.

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Elaine ran a well executed race, achieving an important task of beating Dafne Schippers on the curve then still having enough left to step it up another gear in about the last 30m to pass back Schippers who went slightly ahead, keeping her form and running right through the line.

Schippers lost form towards the line, got the Silver in 21.88 and fell hard to the ground after the line. She was quite upset with herself throwing her shoes down after the race. She eventually recovered and went over to Congratulate Elaine.

Torie Bowie got the Bronze in 22.15. Marie Josee Ta Lou placed 4th.

CONGRATS ELAINE! Elaine achieved the Sprint Double which hasn’t been done by any Jamaican Woman and hasn’t been done since Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo-Jo in 1988.

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Instagram Photo: @usainbolt

Tomorrow’s Lane assignment below for the Men’s 200m Final at 8:30pm without Gatlin who said that his ankle tightened up. Ask and you shall receive! Usain Bolt stated he would love to get Lane 6 in his interview and that he did!

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Photo: http://www.iaaf.org

Tomorrow’s Schedule:

Relays begin in the morning and look out for Annsert Whyte who we expect to medal in the 400m Hurdles Final in the morning as well. USA’s Clement is expected to win Gold that one.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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