As much as I'm crazy and delighted over Michael Phelp's 8 gold victory, I'm also very much blown away by Usain Bolt. It's true that no one has ever won 8 gold medals at a single Olympics Game, not to mention 7 WR and 1 OR. But how tough is it to break the WR for both 100m and 200m sprint? Prior to this games, Phelps held 4 of the 5 WR for the individual events and the one he missed, he still failed to break but he still won it with an OR. The remaining 3 relay medals were contributions from his team and not his sole effort. Yes Bolt entered with also 100m WR under his belt but 200m WR? Michael Johnson was a legend of his time and his 200m WR of 19.32 sec was way faster than Bolt's PB of 19.6+ sec. For Bolt to break a 12 year WR is almost impossible.
And for Jacques Rogge to say that Bolt is a showboat and lacks sportmanship etc, BOO! to him. How many people were glued to their TV juz to watch his race? Obviously they LOVE him =)