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Usain Bolt, Andre De Grasse
AP/David J. Phillip
“Not this time, buddy.”

A historic bromance: Usain Bolt and Andre De Grasse, in photos

Johnny Simon
By Johnny Simon


If it were possible to win a gold medal in buddy moments at the Rio Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt would have it on lock. Bolt and Canadian sprinter Andre de Grasse found themselves leading the pack in the men’s 200-meter semifinal on Wednesday and exchanged knowing grins as they neared the finish line.

Bolt had an early lead in the event, but De Grasse made inroads in the last few seconds, forcing Bolt to run faster than he normally needed to in a semifinal race. Bolt’s confident smile and finger wag after the pair finished 1-2 seemed to say it all: “Nice try kid, but not this time.” The friendly competitors will meet again at Thursday’s final.

“Hey, Usain is this fast enough for you?” (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
AP/Matt Dunham
“Oh, so you wanna race, huh? I see.”
AP/David J. Phillip
“Not this time, buddy.”
AP/Martin Meissner
“Get a load of this guy!”
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