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Usain Bolt winning the men's 100m semifinal
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Who wouldn’t be smiling?

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

Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon


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:

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