Usain Bolt is still the fastest man in the world. The Jamaican sprinter took home the gold medal in the 100-meter dash tonight (Aug. 14) at the Rio Olympics.
Reports the New York Times:
As befit the king of sprinting and the biggest global star at the Rio Olympics, Usain Bolt of Jamaica prepared theatrically on Sunday night for the 9.81 seconds that it would take to insure another coronation.
He struck his familiar pose, called To Di World, leaning back, cocking an elbow and pointing his index fingers skyward as if launching an arrow or a bolt of lightning.
He crossed the line first, pounding his chest with his fist twice and securing his place as the greatest sprinter of all time. Justin Gatlin of the United States was second in 9.89, and Andre de Grasse of Canada was third in 9.91. Bolt celebrated after his win while carrying a plush Vinicius, the Games mascot.
Next up for Bolt is trying to win a third gold in a row in the 200-meter dash.
Don’t bet against him.
Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip