In case you missed it, Usain Bolt continued to be really, really fast on Friday. The Jamaican coasted to the 200m gold in 19.78 seconds to become the first to achieve the 100 and 200m Olympic trebles.
Frankly, it’s almost become just a job for him. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. Muhammad Ali beat people up. Bolt runs ridiculously fast (How fast? Why, check out our awesome infographic pitting Bolt vs every country’s fastest man here .)
Twitterverse didn’t even pretend to be surprised this time around. Those awestruck simply congratulated Bolt and felt lucky to be alive to be able to see the man in action.
I wasn't old enough when Muhammad Ali was in his prime, but I imagine Usain Bolt comes close with his personality and dominance.— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) August 19, 2016
Fellow sportpersons joined in the congratulations.
Silver after Bolt is really like Gold am I right? @De6rasse— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) August 19, 2016
Bolt with "The Silencer" boi. I see you homie!!https://t.co/E0Vjlpa9uy— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 19, 2016
Cricketers sent out messages of their own. Fun fact: It would take Bolt 1.9 seconds to cover 22 yards.
Usain unbolted once again!!These records aren't going to be broken in a hurry.Salute the legend.#Rio2016— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) August 19, 2016
No words to describe @usainbolt ... This is incredible. Great man 👏👏👏— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) August 19, 2016
Then there was one hysterical ‘Jamaican mother’ cheering for the sprinter.
It didn’t take 19.78 seconds for the memes to begin.
Usain Bolt against his opponents pic.twitter.com/JaURSigcGI— Zito (@_Zeets) August 19, 2016
"My body wouldn't respond. I guess it's just age."— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 19, 2016
- Bolt after crushing souls
- The rest of us after a three-drink night
The best of the lot were the barbs on USA swimmer Ryan Lochte, who appears to have spun a yarn worthy of a Hollywood thriller.
Pictured: the distance between Ryan Lochte and what actually happened pic.twitter.com/z4JVR3sFxg— The Ringer (@ringer) August 19, 2016
Haven’t seen anyone run faster than Usain Bolt since Ryan Lochte.— Leigh Ellis (@LeighEllis) August 19, 2016