Usain Bolt's comments after winning the 200m race
"It is great. I have a great feeling. It is a dream come true." said Bolt.
"No. I was worried after the semis but I just told myself to leave everything on the track. I had come here to do it. And I am so happy with myself," said Bolt when asked whether the record would be broken.
"I knew the track was a fast track but I didn't think this was possible. I am shocked. I am still shocked. I have been aspiring for the world record for so long". said Bolt
"I worked so hard to become the champion. I will work hard to stay on top," said the Jamaican.
IOC chief : Bolt should show more respect to his fellow competitiors
Guy Rogge was unhappy about the way Bolt carried out his victory celebrations after winning the races, according to Rogge, Bolt looked like forgetting the fellow competitors after the sprints, instead of sharing his winning performance and offering his respect to them, by showing grace in times of victory.
"But I think he should show more respect for his competitors and shake hands, give a tap on the shoulder to the other ones immediately after the finish and not make gestures like the one he made in the 100 meters."
"I understand the joy," Rogge said to AFP.
"He might have interpreted that in another way, but the way it was perceived was 'catch me if you can.' You don't do that. But he'll learn. He's still a young man." Rogge added. Referring to the way Bolt finished his 100 meters World Record breaking performance with such and ease elan and some shows too, like dropping hands and pounded chest while finishing the crossing line.
But Rogge also heaped praise on Usain Bolt who has turned 22 on Thursday and has broken Michael Johnson's 12 year record of 19.32 by two-hundredths of a second and added he should be now considered in the same league as Jesse Owens who famously dominated the 1930's.
Churandy Martina of the Netherlands Antilles and Wallace Spearmon were found for the lane violations and hence their performance were declared disqualified and defending champion from America Shawn Crawford and Walter Dix benefited who finished the race in 4th and 5th position in the race with Silver and Bronze respectively. But that also meant Bolt won the race with widest of margins ever in the games history.
News Source: CNN, AFP.