The showboating Jamaican sprinter blazed onto the scene during the Beijing Games, setting world records in the 100 meters (9.69 seconds), 200 meters (19.30 seconds) and the 4x100 meter relay (37.10 seconds). Bolt became the first man to win gold in all three events since Carl Lewis accomplished the feat in 1984.
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Text: Josh Zembik
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