The Royalist

08.10.12

Bolt's Killer Performance

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Princess Anne, Princess Royal (back L), her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, former athlete David Hemery (back R) Prince Harry (front C) and former rower James Cracknell (front R) watch the athletics on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium (Jeff J Mitchell)

Prince Harry was on hand with other members of the Royal Family yesterday to watch his favourite athlete, Usain Bolt win the 200m in a stunning time of 19.32 seconds to take the gold medal yesterday night.

The 80,000 capacity crowd inside the Olympic Stadium went wild as the Jamaican strod to victory. After his win, Bolt sprinted round the track in a lap of honour and did push-ups before pulling his famous Lightning Bolt pose, while Harry joined the crowd in applauding.

It was a clean sweep for Jamaica as Bolt’s countrymen Yohan Blake took silver and Warren Weir claimed bronze.

Bolt said: “This is what I wanted and I got it. I’m very proud of myself.

“After a rough season, I came out here and did it. I thought the world record was possible.

“I guess I was fast but not fit enough. I could feel my back strain a little bit, so all I did was to keep my form. London meant so much to me.”

US athletics legend Michael Johnson said: “He is the best there has ever been.”

Darren Campbell, double Olympic medallist, said: “Legend, legend, legend. It’s cemented. It was over in 10 seconds because Bolt’s start was amazing. Blake pushed him all the way but it is the Usain Bolt show.”

And Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram added: “Gold all the way. Bolt is unique, and he has no equal.