Bolt had an unusually strong start as he quickly gained a decisive edge over the field. Then in the finishing straight, he opened up a wide lead— crossing the finish line with the fastest time in the world this year at 19.66. Coming in a full .13 seconds later, was second-place winner Jamaican teammate Warren Weir.
“The energy was great tonight,” Bolt said. “The crowd was into it.”
Curtis Mitchell of the United States took bronze in 20.24, but was never a contender for gold.
This is Bolt’s second gold medal of the games, the first came when he won the 100-meter on Sunday.