In Thursday’s 200, Bolt led a Jamaican sweep, with training partner Yohan Blake – who upset Bolt in the two trials finals at Kingston – getting the silver in 19.44, and Warren Weir third in 19.84.
Almost at the end of the race, Bolt raised his left index finger to his lips and told everyone to shush. He held the pose as he crossed the finish line in 19.32 seconds to become the only man in history to win gold medals in the 100 and 200 at consecutive Summer Games.
“That was for all the people that doubted me, all the people that was talking all kinds of stuff that I wasn’t going to do it, I was going to be beaten,” Bolt said. “I was just telling them: ‘You can stop talking now, because I am a legend.’ “