Jamaican sprint star, Usain Bolt, is in celebration mode having increased his Olympic gold medal tally to eight with a 200m men’s event win early Friday morning.
Bolt ran in 19.78 seconds to easily win his third straight Olympic title in the event, adding to gold from Beijing and London.
The Jamaican had breezed to 100m victory on Sunday and will be now be looking at capping up with another gold in the 4x100m relays.
Canadian, De Grass, took silver with a time of 20.02, a second Olympic medal to pair with his 100 bronze.
France’s Christophe Lemaitre was awarded bronze, edging Great Britain’s Adam Gemili in a photo finish after both were given a time of 20.12 seconds.
Bolt declared his latest triumph his last individual race at the Olympics ahead of his retirement next year.
“I don’t need to prove anything else. What else can I do to prove to the world I am the greatest?” said Bolt.
“I am trying to be one of the greatests. Be among [Muhammad] Ali and Pelé. I hope to be in that bracket after these Games,” the 29-year old concluded.
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