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Usain Bolt will race in the 200M Sprint semi finals at the London 2012 Olympics on Wednesday, hoping to get into the final for a chance at his second gold medal of the Games. His race can be watched online through live stream from 3.10 p.m. ET (details below).
Usain Bolt smashed the Olympic record for the 100 meter sprint at the weekend as he stormed home for a gold medal in a time of 9.63 seconds. The fastest man on earth retained his Olympic title, and he did it in the most emphatic way. At the half way point the race was evenly split, but Bolt turned on the burners and streamed away from the pack to finish with clear distance between him and the best of the rest.
Countrymen Yohan Blake came in second with a time of 9.75 seconds but there was clear distance between the two sprinters as Bolt showed he is still the top sprinter on Earth.
The United States' Justin Gatlin secured a bronze medal in third place with a time of 9.79 seconds. Some may have wondered whether Gatlin could have upset the field having come through fastest in the semi finals, but Blake and Bolt showed their class by taking a gold silver finish for Jamaica.
On Wednesday Usain Bolt will try to prove he is still the top man for the 200M as well. However, he faces still opposition from a number of competitors including his teammate Yohan Blake once again. But Wednesday's race will be just the semi final and it would take a brave person to bet against Bolt making it through to Thursday's final to compete for his second gold medal of the London 2012 Games.
The 200M semi final race with Usain Bolt can be watched online through live stream from 3.10 p.m. ET by clicking HERE.