Usain Bolt’s legacy in the Olympics continued with his triumph in the 100 meters race. The Jamaican superstar won the race in 9.81 seconds, securing his place as the greatest sprinter of all time and becoming the only man or woman to win the 100 three times and at consecutive Olympics.
His main rival, Justin Gatlin of the United States, the 2004 Olympic champion, took the silver medal in 9.89 seconds followed by Andre de Grasse of Canada who won the bronze in 9.91 seconds.
As expected the fans on Twitter erupted after Bolt’s incredible milestone. Here are some of the best tweets:
Nothing u can do vs that cheetah! #Bolt
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2016
— WE RIDE BMX (@KrancLife) August 15, 2016
— Stu with a You (@StuRap) August 15, 2016
— Tom Kirk (@highlandertk28) August 15, 2016
Bolt's greatest feat isn't winning, but keeping us interested. Four years of suspense, again, for a 9 second race: https://t.co/GM0RzqxSYh
— Sara Germano (@germanotes) August 15, 2016
There was that moment midway through where Justin Gatlin was right there. Then Usain Bolt happened. This, friends, is greatness personified.
— Cedric Golden (@CedGolden) August 15, 2016
Its simply not HUMAN to run a 9.84 while Smiling and Jogging…Not Human.. smh #Bolt
— LeVelle Moton (@LeVelleMoton) August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt crossed the finish line like pic.twitter.com/mhG60u0fd9
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) August 15, 2016
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) August 15, 2016
*all the Avengers at iron man's house watching usain bolt race*
THOR: no way that's real
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) August 15, 2016
Oh, Usain Bolt. The greatest!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 15, 2016
You know an athlete has got something special when he/she is the overwhelming favourite to win and still the most popular of the lot. #Bolt
— DavidLaw (@DavidLawTennis) August 15, 2016