Jamaican Usain Bolt Wins Third Olympic 200 Meters Title

Jamaican Usain Bolt won a third successive Olympic 200 meters Gold to keep his hopes of an unprecedented "triple triple" alive and deliver a perfect tonic to the doping-tainted world of track and field.

The victory in his favoured event was bolt's 13th individual World or Olympic sprint title from a possible 14 since he took athletics by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The 29-year timed 19.78 seconds for gold, Canadian Andre De Grasse taking silver with 20.02 sec and France's Christophe Lemaitre winning bronze (20.12).