Usain Bolt Wins Back-to-Back Sprint Doubles!

Usain Bolt

David J. Phillip/AP

updated 08/09/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 08/09/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET

With four Olympic gold medals already to his name, Usain Bolt on Thursday went on to become the first Olympian ever to win back-to-back gold medals in both the 100m and 200m sprints.

Although he didn’t break his own world record from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Bolt had enough of a lead at the end of the race to slow his pace and hold a finger to his lips, shushing the crowd. With his time of 19.32 seconds, he narrowly beat out fellow Jamaican teammates Yohan Blake (19.44) and Warren Weir (19.84).

“The guy is just on another planet now,” American sprinter Wallace Spearmon, who came in fourth place with a time of 19.90, told the Associated Press.

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