15:06 11 August 2012
Following Thursday’s final of the 200m sprint Usain Bolt made history by being the first man to win both the 100m and 200m in succession.
It is thought the popular runner made it his goal at London 2012 Olympics to achieve ‘double-double’ following his win of the two events at Beijing.
With a time of 19.32 seconds Bolt took gold, with friend and team-member Yohan Blake, 22, following closely behind.
A third Jamaican took bronze as former hurdler Warren Weir stormed to the finish line in 19.84 seconds.
Making this a night for all to remember Bolt declared himself a ‘living legend’.
"This is what I wanted and I got it. I'm very proud of myself," he told the BBC.
"After a rough season I came out here and did it. I thought the world record was possible. I guess I was fast but not fit enough.
"I could feel my back strain a little bit, so all I did was to keep my form. I'm very dedicated to my work and London meant so much to me."
It is understood that fast man Bolt gained inspiration from retired athlete Michael Johnson, who made the same race time in 1996.
All three athletes train in Kingston with their coach Glen Mills.
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