After completing the historic 100 and 200 meter back to back, Usain Bolt said that he had "lost all respect" for legendary American sprinter Carl Lewis.
Lewis criticized Bolt and the Jamaica track team after he said that Jamaica's doping controls are not as strong as other participating countries. Lewis didn't name names, but has said that the Jamaicans need to strengthen their drug testing procedures.
When asked if he'd like to be compared to Lewis or another sprinting legend, Jesse Owens, Bolt said, "I'm going to say something controversial right now. Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him. The things he says about the track athletes is really downgrading for another athlete to say something like that. I think he's just looking for attention, really, because nobody really talks much about him.
"That was really sad for me when I heard the other day what he was saying. It was upsetting. I've lost all respect for him. All respect."
Bolt said that the drug comments in particular upset him the most.
"It was all about drugs. Talking about drugs. For me, an athlete out of the sport to be saying that. That was really upsetting for me. Really upsetting," Bolt said. "To jump up and say something like that. As far as I'm concerned he's looking for attention. That's all."
Bolt steadfastly claims that he and teammates Yohan Blake and Warren Weir are clean and train really hard. The three swept the podium in the 200 meter with Blake winning silver and Weir winning the bronze.
Bolt became the first athlete to win the 200 meter twice in Olympic history and the first to the 100 and 200 meter in back to back Olympics.