Reggae music filled the stadium – is the CD worn out yet? – as Campbell-Brown celebrated with her country’s flag, much the way Usain Bolt did with his world record-setting wins in the 100 and 200 and the way the Jamaican women did when they swept the 100.
Fittingly, a few moments later, Bolt accepted the gold medal he won the night before in a ceremony that was postponed a day because of protests over the second- and third-place finishers.
Jamaicans, however, are leaving no doubt about who’s first in these races.
Campbell-Brown’s blowout – a two-body-length victory – made her the first woman to win back-to-back 200s since 1980. No man has ever repeated in the 200.
Felix won her second Olympic silver in this, a carbon copy of their 1-2 finish at the Athens Games. Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart finished third, adding to the silver medal she won when she tied Sherone Simpson in Jamaica’s sweep of the 100.