When you know you’re the absolute greatest, in one photo

Who wouldn’t be smiling?
Who wouldn’t be smiling?
Image: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach
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Usain Bolt shot to victory in the men’s 100m sprint in Rio last night, Aug. 14, winning his third straight Olympic gold in the event and a new world record. But it was a photo from his victory in the semifinal earlier that day that stole the show.

Right before Bolt passed the finish line, photographers quickly snapped his face as he looked to those waiting on the left of the track. The Jamaican sprinter’s smile said it all: He’s still the fastest man on Earth.

Seen from a few other angles:

Usain Bolt
Another angle from his semis victory.
Image: Reuters/Murad Sezer
Usain Bolt
…and another.
Image: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson