Usain Bolt completes sprint double, wins 200 meter gold

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Usain Bolt won the 200 meters to complete the sprint double at a third straight Olympics, but seemed unimpressed with his performance.

Bolt wanted to lower his world record of 19.19 seconds but the light drizzle at Olympic Stadium contributed to a slightly slower winning time of 19.78 in the final. After he crossed the finish line he slapped his leg.

Andre de Grasse of Canada took silver in 20.02 to go with his bronze in the 100. Christophe Lemaitre of France was third in 20.12, holding off Adam Gemili of Britain in a photo finish.

Bolt has eight Olympic gold medals and the chance for a ninth as part of Jamaica's 4x100-meter relay on Friday, when he's aiming to complete a triple-triple of golds at the Summer Games.

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