Three words this time. Why Bolt, why? Why did you not run flatout for the full 200m, if you would have you would surely have beaten the world record? The men’s 200m was another top drawer display by Usian Bolt, who is now the only athlete ever to have won back to back Olympic gold in the 100m and 200m at two Olympic Games. But there was more, much more. Swimming, wrestling, women’s boxing, the exciting BMX racing and the little matter of Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha beating his own world record in the 800m final. This race was so fast that even the 8th place runner would have won gold in the previous three Olmypic Games with his time. Just two more days of competing to go before the big closing ceremony. The Spice Girls, George Michael, Muse, The Pet Shop Boys and many more are scheduled to give the London Olympics the send off they deserve. [36 photos total]

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Athletes compete in the men's decathlon 110m hurdles heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
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Hungary's Danuta Kozak celebrates after winning the women's kayak single (K1) 500m finals A at Eton Dorney at the London 2012 Olympics Games near London (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Tate Smith, David Smith, Murray Stewart and Jacob Clear stand with their medals during the victory ceremony for the men's kayak four (K4) 1000m event at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympics Games (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Ariane Friedrich reacts after a successful attempt during the women's high jump qualification at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Oscar Pistorius reacts after his team did not finish in the men's 4x400m relay round 1 heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Trey Hardee of the U.S. competes in the men's decathlon discus throw event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Ukraine's Ganna Rizatdinova competes using the ball in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Cuba's Leonel Suarez competes in the men's decathlon pole vault event at the London 2012 Olympic Games (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva competes using the ball in her individual all-around gymnastics qualification match at the Wembley Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Sofia Mattsson fights with Russia's Valeriia Zholobova on the Women's 55Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Drinks on poles are offered to swimmers during the women's 10km marathon at the London Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Athletes compete in their men's BMX quarter-final run during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Haley Anderson of the U.S. tries to drink during the women's 10km marathon at the London Olympic Games (STEFAN WERMUTH/REUTERS) #
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Charlotte Dujardin of Britain riding Valegro performs to win gold in the equestrian Dressage Individual Grand Prix Freestyle at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
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Athletes compete in their men's BMX quarter-final run during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BMX Track in the Olympic Park (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Nicola Adams kisses her gold medal after defeating China's Ren Cancan during their Women's Fly (51kg) gold medal boxing match at the London Olympic Games (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Taylor reacts as she is declared the winner over Ochigava after their Women's Light (60kg) gold medal boxing match at the London Olympic Games (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Gold medallist Katie Taylor of Ireland carries her country's flag during the presentation ceremony for the Women's Light (60kg) boxing competition at the London Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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France's Kevin Mayer competes in the men's decathlon javelin throw event during the London 2012 Olympic Games (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha reacts after winning the men's 800m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Bahamas' Leevan Sands is carried off on stretcher by medical staff following injury in men's triple jump final at London 2012 Olympic Games (PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI/REUTERS) #
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Ashton Eaton of the U.S. reacts as he competes in the men's decathlon javelin throw event during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Moran celebrates with her team after they defeated Hungary extra time in their Women's Bronze Medal water polo match during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha points to the new world record he set after winning the men's 800m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS) #
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt wins the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the track as he celebrates winning the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Third placed Warren Weir of Jamaica and compatriots first placed Usain Bolt and second placed Yohan Blake pose after the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Christian Taylor of the U.S. celebrates winning men's triple jump final at London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Weusthof with his team mates celebrates scoring goal during their men's semifinal hockey match against Great Britain at Riverbank Arena at London 2012 Olympic Games (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Japan's Saori Yoshida celebrates her victory over Canada's Tonya Lynn Verbeek on the final of the Women's 55Kg Freestyle wrestling at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Brazil's Rodrigues celebrates with her team mates winning their women's semi-final volleyball match against Japan at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
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Lloyd of the U.S. celebrates scoring her second goal past Japan in the women's final soccer match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (TORU HANAI/REUTERS) #
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Decathlon gold medal winner Ashton Eaton of the U.S. is congratulated by silver medal winner and compatriot Trey Hardee following their men's decathlon 1500m event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova holds her national flag after winning the women's javelin throw final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Goalkeeper Hope Solo of the U.S. celebrates with her team mates after winning their women's soccer final gold medal match against Japan at Wembley Stadium (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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France's players celebrate victory against Russia after their women's basketball semifinal match at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SERGIO PEREZ/REUTERS) #

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