Plastics in soil threaten food security, health and environment: FAO    Guterres urges greater support for peacekeeping amid mounting threats    Bachelet describes 'disastrous' human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory    Conflict, COVID-19 and climate change have created a perfect storm of challenges: Grandi    Countries with regulations against industrial trans fats tripled in a year    The Ministry of Defense: Interception, Destruction of a Hostile Air Target Towards The Western Region    GACA's Al-Duailej meets Director General of ACI for the Asia Pacific region    Aramco and Larsen & Toubro to collaborate on manufacturing sector development    Aramco announces $15.5 billion landmark gas pipeline deal with global consortium led by BlackRock    Bilateral ACE exercise maneuvers between RSADF and US Air Force begins    Lt. Gen. Al-Ruwaili receives Iraq's Lt. Gen. Salih    Dr. Al-Awwad, Strong discuss issues in field of human rights    Shoura speaker receives head of US Mission to Saudi Arabia    Al-Attiyah, Aalvarez go head-to-head for FIA World Cup glory in Saudi desert    SABIC signs MoU to study new petrochemical project in Oman    New Zealander wins Tuwaiq International Sculpture 2021 top prize    MDLBEAST announces hottest line up at SOUNDSTORM 21    David Gulpilil: Profound legacy of a trailblazing Aboriginal actor    Saudi Embassy in Paris clarifies that what was reported in media about arrest of Saudi citizen suspected in the case of citizen Jamal Khashoggi is incorrect, calls for his immediate release    Winners of "Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium 2021" Announced    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Higher at 11,108.20 Points    HRH Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan of Oman Review Bilateral Brotherly Ties and Latest Developments in Regional, International Arenas    UAE Government Announces Four and Half Day Working Week, Weekend on Saturday, Sunday as of 01 January, 2022    S.Korea Records 4,954 New Cases of COVID-19    Saudi and Omani Companies Sign 13 MoUs Related to Joint Work in Promising Economic Sectors    Arab Parliament Condemns Terrorist Houthi Militia's Targeting of the Cities of Riyadh and Khamis Mushait with Ballistic Missiles    Saudi Export Development Authority Organizes Saudi Trade Mission to USA    Saudi Stock Exchange Main Index Ends Trading Lower at 11021 Points    Saudi and GCC entrants set to dominate motorcycle and quad battles in Hail    Saline Water Conversion Corporation Shares its Initiatives in Realizing Saudi Green Goals in London Forum    World Directs Attention to Final Round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup in Hail    UAE condemns terrorist Houthi militia attempt to target Saudi Arabia with drones    Lewis Hamilton wins thrilling Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Crown Prince attends inaugural Saudi Arabian Grand Prix    Deputy Governor of Hail: Hail International Rally is a practical translation of the wise leadership's support    Hail International Rally to Kick off Tomorrow    Briton Lewis Hamilton Dominates 1st Session of Testing Before Official Launch of Formula 1 STC Saudi Arabian Grand Prix 2021 Sunday    BIENALSUR Exhibition Arrives in Jeddah at Historic Site of Qasr Khuzam    Saudi Hind Al-Showaier Elected Regional Director of World Federation of the Deaf    Saudi Film Commission launch its strategy to develop film and cinema sector    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to dazzle Riyadh Season on Dec. 10    Bollywood star's 'India got freedom in 2014' remark stirs controversy    23 Saudi women obtain favorable verdicts in 'adhl' lawsuits    Bride's fingerprint not required in revised e-marriage contract    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers at Arafat Holy Site    Council of Senior Scholars: Muslim Brothers' Group Don't Represent Method of Islam, rather only Follows its Partisan Objectives, Violating our Graceful Religion    Eid Al-Adha Prayer Performed at the Grand Holy Mosque    Pilgrims Perform Dhuhr and Asr Prayers in Arafat Holy Site    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

‘Lightning' Bolt strikes again
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 21 - 08 - 2008

Move over Michael Phelps, the Beijing Olympics has another superstar.
Usain Bolt entered the Olympic history books in a big way Wednesday, becoming the first man ever to break world records while winning both 100 and 200 meters races at a single Games.
Showing what he can do when he runs at full speed all the way through the finish - something he hadn't done in the 100m - Bolt finished in 19.30 seconds, eclipsing the old 200m record of 19.32 seconds set by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
His win ensured that when highlight films of the Beijing Games are rolled in years to come, Bolt and Phelps, who won a record eight gold medals in the pool, will share the top billing.
“I feel good. I have just proved to the world I am a true champion and with hard work anything is possible,” Bolt told BBC television.
China continues to hold a commanding lead on the medal table with 45 compared to 26 for the United States and 16 for Great Britain.
Also at the Bird's Nest, Melaine Walker of Jamaica won the gold medal in the women's 400-meter hurdles in an Olympic record. Earlier, Larisa Ilchenko took advantage of a British duo's hard work by swimming closely in their wake. She then sprinted to a gold medal in the final stages of the first women's 10-kilometer marathon swim.
At the Olympic rowing basin, the Russian finished four grueling laps in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 27.7 seconds. She let leaders Keri-Anne Payne and Cassandra Patten do the hard work in front, then made her big move for the historic gold medal, reaching up to slam the yellow touchpad first.
Ilchenko's strategy has helped her dominate open water swimming since 2004, winning five consecutive 5k world championships and three consecutive 10k races.
Natalie du Toit of South Africa, an amputee who removed her carbon-fiber prosthetic left leg before diving in, finished 16th - 1:22.2 behind Ilchenko's winning time.
Synchronized swimmers Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova won duet gold medals in two straight Olympics.
Performing a perfect free routine to the classic Peer Gynt Suite before a near capacity crowd at the Water Cube, the Russians won with a combined 99.251 points.
The pair received all perfect 10s for technical merit.
In golds also achieved on the water - at the sailing venue in Qingdao - Yin Jian won China's first-ever sailing gold medal in women's RS:X, a windsurfing class. Tom Ashely of New Zealand won men's gold in the same class.
World champion Ramazan Sahin of Turkey won the 66-kg freestyle wrestling gold medal. Buvaysa Saytiev of Russia matched his golds of 1996 and 2004 by defeating Soslan Tigiev of Uzbekistan 0-1, 1-0, 3-1 in the 74-kg class.
Chinese world champion Wu Jingyu won the women's under 49-kg class on the first day of the taekwondo competition, and Afghanistan got its first Olympic medal, winning a bronze in men's under 58-kg.
Guillermo Perez of Mexico won the men's under 58-kg gold in a decision over Dominica's Yulis Gabriel Mercedes.
Rohullah Nikpai of Afghanistan won one of the two bronzes for men - and his country's first Olympic medal ever. – AP __

Clic here to read the story from its source.