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Usain Bolt And Andre De Grasse Pictured Laughing At The Finishing Line As Rivals Died On Their Feet

Jamaican is racing exclusively in memes.

18/08/2016 04:47 | Updated 18 August 2016

It’s Usain Bolt’s world. We just live in it.

The Jamaican sprinter has said Rio will be his last Olympic Games, and the latest soon-to-be iconic picture suggests it’s all too easy for him.

Here is Bolt at the finishing line of the 200m semi-final, cracking jokes with Andre de Grasse, as the Canadian tries to pass him.

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Bolt won with a time of 19.78 seconds, and De Grasse clocked 19.80.

Most rivals would have been breathing through parts of their body that don’t normally breathe. These two were engaging in top banter. ‘CopacaBanter’, if you will.

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De Grasse, No Slouch Himself, Won Bronze In The 100m Final. 

Plus, he set a new Canadian record amid the tomfoolery with Bolt. In fact, the world record holder was offering a friendly warning. De Grasse said after the race:

“I don’t think he expected me to do that. I had to push him a little bit, you know, see what he has left in the tank.”

Bolt revealed he told De Grasse as he picked up speed:

“What are you doing, it’s the semis?”

Bolt and De Grasse were palling around after the 100m final, too, suggesting a warmth between the pair that Bolt wouldn’t have with US rival Justin Gatlin (who failed to make the 200m final, incidentally). 

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As everyone now knows, the shot of Bolt cruising to the 100m final - smiling for the camera - has already inspired the meme of the Games.

But his latest antics could yet surpass that as a viral sensation, and many seized on the budding ‘bromance’ between the pair.

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