LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men’s 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Gold medalist Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica celebrates with silver medalist Yohan Blake (L) of Jamaica and bronze medalist Warren Weir (R) of Jamaica after the Men’s 200m Final on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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Usain Bolt looked to his left just before breaking through the tape to win the men’s 200-meter at the 2012 Olympic Games, checking to make sure he finished ahead of his teammate, Yohan Blake. He did, and became the first man to win both 100 and 200 meter gold in back-to-back Olympics.
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Jamaicans swept the final, winning all three medals. Blake took silver, and Weir Warren the bronze.
American sprinter Wallace Spearmon finished fourth, just behind the leaders.