Usain Bolt proved why he’s undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes to have graced the sporting world, yet again, last night.
Never mind the fact that he holds the world record for 100m, but last night’s triumph meant far more than that. Justin Gatlin was billed as the favourite for this one, with Bolt having struggled for form over the last 12 months or so.
In fact, his performance in the semi finals was a clear indication of how Bolt was off his usual best in Beijing. Seven years ago, he was absolutely scintillating on those exact tracks. This time around though, he struggled.
But then came the final. He ran for his life. He wasn’t on form, he wasn’t the favourite, but he ran for his life. And that was enough to earn him a valuable victory on the day. As usual, Twitter exploded with reactions!
— Matt Shirvington (@mattshirvington) August 23, 2015
Watching Usain Bolt! ? pic.twitter.com/AqdBBtUALO
— Paul Silky Jones (@PSilkyJones) August 23, 2015
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) August 23, 2015
World's fastest human is still Usain Bolt pic.twitter.com/02nGTy4LY0
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) August 23, 2015
So let’s recap: Today’s sports news included Tiger Woods, Usain Bolt, Randy Moss and Reggie Wayne. Suddenly feels like 2008 again.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 24, 2015
Game ball today to Fedfan and @usainbolt both getting better with age along with SW21
— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) August 23, 2015
— Daniel Sturridge (@DanielSturridge) August 23, 2015
— Aubameyang P-E (@Aubameyang7) August 23, 2015
— Renaud LAVILLENIE® (@airlavillenie) August 23, 2015
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 23, 2015
Well done @usainbolt ? In 100th of a second the unthinkable was avoided!
— Jo Pavey (@jopavey) August 23, 2015
— Yohan Blake (@YohanBlake) August 23, 2015
What a race and what a man, congratulations @usainbolt!!
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) August 23, 2015