Usain Bolt.

Photo: Selfie Usain Bolt took after winning the Olympic 200m final is brilliant

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Usain Bolt isn't your typical athlete. Eight Olympic gold medals (so far) and a comfortable 200m final win on Thursday night proved just that.

But it isn't just the Jamaican's dominance on the track that makes him one of the world's sporting icons - his unique, fun-loving character before and after races is part of it too.

And the 29-year-old was up to his usual antics once again as he celebrated his historic 200m victory last night - posing for an incredible selfie with members of the crowd just seconds after claiming victory.


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Most athletes enjoy lapping up the crowd's adulation after securing an Olympic gold. Usain Bolt, though, always goes one step further.

For these fans, it is a moment they will never forget as they got a unique chance to celebrate with the sport's biggest icon.

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Can you imagine being lucky enough to be those fans. That is definitely a selfie to rival the iconic Oscars effort of a few years ago.

Coming in at 19.78 seconds, Bolt was actually disappointed that he wasn't able to eclipse his own 19.19 world record in what could well be his last ever race at the distance.

Nevertheless, his famous grin was there for all to see in the above images.

Bolt's smile could get even wider in the next couple of days as he continues his bid to complete a truly staggering triple-triple of Olympic golds.

Now the 100 and 200m champion for the last three games, the sprinter can make it a trio of 4x100m relay golds when he joins his Jamaica teammates in the final in the early hours of Sunday morning UK time.


You can bet your bottom dollar that, if he can come away with a victory in that race too, there are bound to be plenty more selfies and extravagant celebrations in the aftermath as Bolt bows out of the Olympics for good.

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