Usain Bolt Photo Shows Him Smiling As He Runs 100m Under 10 Seconds And It's Amazing

Best picture of Rio. Maybe ever.

15/08/2016 03:04 | Updated 16 August 2016

Usain Bolt made history when the Jamaican won his third Olympic 100m gold medal in the Sunday night final.

Yet the image below of the living legend during the semi-final may have provided the picture of Rio.

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Smile for the camera: Usain Bolt finds the time to enjoy the night in Rio.

The photograph, captured by Cameron Spencer of Getty Images, of the big man smiling for the camera suggests he is going for a Sunday afternoon stroll, or competing in a school running event.

In reality, he was up against some of the finest athletes of all time and, despite slowing down for the tape, still clocked 9.86 seconds. Mind-blowing.

Plenty of people on Twitter spotted the potential.

Not content with smiling during the race, Bolt even found time for a selfie with the heptathlon podium finishers, including silver medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill, after later claiming gold in the final.

In the final, the Jamaican sprinter crossed the finish line in 9.81 seconds - a little quicker - marking his first gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games, bringing his career gold medal haul to seven. He has the potential to reach nine should he win his remaining races in Rio.

Bolt has said that this year’s Olympic Games will be his last. The greatest? Fair play, Usain.

He tweeted to dedicate his win to the people of Jamaica:

The athlete told the MailOnline he planned to party with Prince Harry to celebrate the win.

He said: “I’ll party with Prince Harry and teach him the running man. But only after Rio!”

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Bolt’s reaction to South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk smashing the world record for the 400m was also brilliant:



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