Usain Bolt and other Men's Olympic 100 & 200 Winners

I love Usain Bolt. I love to watch him run and I love to watch him clown around and mug for the camera. Did know that Carl Lewis came very close to doing the same thing in 1984/1988? He was the the to repeat the 100m and he swept the sprints in 1984 and got silver in the 200m in 1988.

The sprints have been swept 9 times out of the 26 times they have both been run.

Source for data:
Men's 100m http://www.databaseolympics.com/sport/sportevent.htm?sp=ATH&enum=110
Men's 200m http://www.databaseolympics.com/sport/sportevent.htm?sp=ATH&enum=120

Year Event Athlete Country Result Event Athlete Country Result
2012 100m Men Usain Bolt JAM 9.63 200m Men Usain Bolt JAM 19.32 First to double sweep!
2008 100m Men Usain Bolt JAM 9.69 200m Men Usain Bolt JAM 19.3 Sweep
2004 100m Men Justin Gatlin USA 9.85 200m Men Shawn Crawford USA 19.79
2000 100m Men Maurice Greene USA 9.87 200m Men Konstantinos Kenteris GRE 20.09
1996 100m Men Donovan Bailey CAN 9.84 200m Men Michael Johnson USA 19.32
1992 100m Men Linford Christie GBR 9.96 200m Men Mike Marsh USA 20.01
1988 100m Men Carl Lewis USA 9.92 200m Men Joe DeLoach USA 19.75 Carl Lewis got SILVER in the 200
1984 100m Men Carl Lewis USA 9.99 200m Men Carl Lewis USA 19.80 Sweep
1980 100m Men Allan Wells GBR 10.25 200m Men Pietro Mennea ITA 20.19
1976 100m Men Hasely Crawford TRI 10.06 200m Men Don Quarrie JAM 20.23
1972 100m Men Valery Borzov URS 10.14 200m Men Valery Borzov URS 20.00 Sweep
1968 100m Men Jim Hines USA 9.95 200m Men Tommie Smith USA 19.8
1964 100m Men Bob Hayes USA 10.0 200m Men Henry Carr USA 20.3
1960 100m Men Armin Hary GER 10.2 200m Men Livio Berruti ITA 20.5
1956 100m Men Bobby Morrow USA 10.5 200m Men Bobby Morrow USA 20.6 Sweep
1952 100m Men Lindy Remigino USA 10.4 200m Men Andy Stanfield USA 20.7
1948 100m Men Harrison Dillard USA 10.3 200m Men Melvin Patton USA 21.1
1936 100m Men Jesse Owens USA 10.3 200m Men Jesse Owens USA 20.7 Sweep
1932 100m Men Eddie Tolan USA 10.3 200m Men Eddie Tolan USA 21.2 Sweep
1928 100m Men Percy Williams CAN 10.8 200m Men Percy Williams CAN 21.8 Sweep
1924 100m Men Harold Abrahams GBR 10.6 200m Men Jackson Scholz USA 21.6 Chariots of Fire
1920 100m Men Charles Paddock USA 10.8 200m Men Allen Woodring USA 22.0
1912 100m Men Ralph Craig USA 10.8 200m Men Ralph Craig USA 21.7 Sweep
1908 100m Men Reggie Walker SAF 10.8 200m Men Robert Kerr CAN 22.6
1904 100m Men Archie Hahn USA 11.0 200m Men Archie Hahn USA 21.6
1900 100m Men Frank Jarvis USA 11.0 200m Men Walter Tewksbury USA 22.2
1896 100m Men Tom Burke USA 12.0 !! 400m !! Tom Burke USA 54.2 NO 200m in 1896!!

Other sports trivia: Championship Cities and USA v. Canada in Olympic Hackey

2012.08.09 YON