Sprint legend, Usain Bolt has expressed his disappointment at the time he clocked in winning the men’s 200m in Thursday night.
The 29-year-old Jamaican went into the race hoping to go lower than his world record of 19.19 seconds, but he could only manage 19.78secs.
Despite the time, Bolt was a comfortable winner in Rio’s Olympic Stadium- crossing the line more than two tenths of a second ahead of second-placed Andre De Grasse.
France’s France’s Christophe Lemaitre took the bronze medal, edging out Britain’s Adam Gemili in a photo finish.
Bolt has now won the 100m and the 200m at three straight Games, and he will attempt to complete a unique ‘treble treble’ when he goes for a third consecutive gold medal in the 4*100m on Friday.
Should he add the 4*100m title to his Rio collection, he will join American, Carl Lewis and Finnish long-distance runner, Paavo Nurmi as the only men with nine Olympic gold medals in athletics.