Watch Bolt Attempt His Third Consecutive 100m Gold Today14th Aug 2016 |
Even though all names are equal in principle, we cannot hide from the fact that some names are bigger than others in the world of the Olympics. And when we are speaking of big Olympic names, it would be nonsense not to mention the Jamaican runner Usain Bolt. Today we can watch him attempt at his third consecutive gold at 100m.
He’s the King Midas of the Olympics; everything he touches turns to gold. All of his six Olympic medals are gold medals. In Beijing he took three of them: At 100m, 200m and 4X100m relay. He repeated the exact same thing at the London Olympics in 2012. If he does it again at the Rio Olympics, it would be one of the most historical Olympics moments anyone could imagine. We have to go all the way back to the World Championship in Osaka in 2007 to find the last time he took “only” a silver medal, in 200m and 4X100m relay. In 100m, he has only won gold medals. In the contemporary world of sports, he’s up there with Lionel Messi and Michael Phelps.
But no matter what happens, the moment will be a little bit melancholy, as well. Rio 2016 will be the last we see of Usain Bolt in the Olympic Games. Last winter he announced that he intends to withdraw from sports after the world championship of athletics in London, 2017. It would be fantastic if we could remember Usain Bolt as an athlete who only took gold medals at the Olympics and retired content and historic. He has the material to become a legend, and no matter what happens today we can be sure that Usain Bolt is one of the names that will be most remembered by this generation of Olympic spectators.