Usain Bolt won his second gold medal during the Rio Olympics on Thursday night in the men’s 200-meter dash.
The feat makes the Jamaican sprinter the first person to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter events in three consecutive games in an accomplishment known as a triple-double. He now holds eight Olympic medals, all of them gold.
Bolt failed to beat his own world record of 19.19 seconds set in 2009, but snagged first place regardless with a time of 19.78 seconds. Andre De Grasse of Canada came in second with 20.02, and Christophe Lemaitre of France won the bronze with a time of 20.12.
Bolt, often dubbed the “fastest man on earth,” has been credited with reviving a dying sport with his charisma and unprecedented speed, becoming a legend on the track and an international superstar.
In Rio, he’s retained his legendary status of being infinitely photographable. Earlier this week, his grin became a meme during his semifinal race of the 200-meter race. The Jamaican let out a good-natured laugh while crossing the finish line alongside Canadian Andre De Grasse, who appeared to try and pass Bolt.
Usain Bolt wins 200m in 3 straight Olympics.
Usain Bolt wins 100m in 3 straight Olympics.
Usain Bolt is the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/7GOnJE212Z
— ESPN (@espn) August 19, 2016
Earlier this month, the 29-year-old confirmed Rio would be his last Olympics.
“Yes, this is the last Olympics for sure, I have done everything, and have proven myself,” he told reporters at a press conference.
Bolt has the chance to win one last medal during the men’s 4×100-meter relay on Friday. If the Jamaican team wins, his triple-double will be upgraded to an unimaginable triple-triple.