Analyzing The Significance Of Usain Bolt's Latest Olympic Gold

Usain Bolt two gold medals in Olympic 100 meter Sunday, Usain Bolt raced to victory in the Olympic 100 meters, finishing first amid one of the greatest sprint fields ever. On the day that marked the fiftieth anniversary of Jamaican independence, his winning time of 9.63 seconds was just ahead of training partner and fellow countryman Yohan Blake, who finished with a time of 9.75.  The charismatic Bolt became only the second speedster to defend his 100-meter crown in Olympic history; the other being Carl Lewis in the 1984 Los Angeles games and 1988 Seoul event.  

Bolt set a new Olympic record with his victory.

Speculation about Bolt's imminent demise was obviously premature. The 25-year-old "Lightning Bolt" recorded the second fastest 100 ever and his best clocking since setting the world record of 9.58 seconds, during the 2009 world track and field championships in Berlin.

Bolt is now well positioned to win the 200 meters and 400 relay this week and potentially the 1600-meter relay as well. As a result, the megastar is on his way to exceeding his Olympic heroics of four years ago in Beijing.