If you blinked, you may have missed it: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt set a new Olympic record in the Men’s 100 meter on his way to yet another gold medal Sunday evening in London.
Bolt waved his index finger int he air, drawing on memories of Micheal Jordan, to symbolize that even though some may doubt him, Bolt is still the fastest man in the world.
“Means a lot, because a lot of people were doubting me. A lot of people were saying I wasn’t going to win, I didn’t look good. There was a lot of talk,” Bolt said. “It’s an even greater feeling to come out here and defend my title and show the world I’m still No. 1, I’m still the best.”
Finishing with a time of 9.63, Bolt kept sprinting after he crossed the finish line, high-fiving fans, kissing the track and somersaulted. Everyone, including members of the Team USA basketball team, were in awe watching Bolt fly across the finish line in record time.
If you were watching to see of any American’s could come close to Bolt, they did but it wasn’t Tyson Gay. Instead American Justin Gatlin took bronze finishing with a 9.79 time.
But the night was about Bolt and his return to form race. Bolt had been struggling as of late which is why a lot of critics were calling his talent into question. But Bolt couldn’t have silenced them any faster. And thanks to Bolt, the Jamaican flag will be raised in the heart of London on the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from Great Britain.
Usain Bolt is back and faster than ever. And none of the critics who doubted him can do anything but eat their words when Bolt flashes his gold medal.