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Usain Bolt Fastest Man, Fastest Insult

9 Aug

Usain Bolt made history tonight today in London by becoming the first man in history to win gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter races at consecutive Olympics. He crossed the 200-meter finish line at 19.32 seconds. Fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake came in right behind him at 19.44 seconds for the silver. Then another Jamaican Warren Weir came in at 19.84 seconds for the bronze. When Bolt crossed the finish line he put his finger to his lips and asked for silence so everyone could observe his greatness. Bolt said. “I was just telling them: You can stop talking now, because I am a legend.”

And it seems now that he’s a legend he feels like he can insult other legends. When Carl Lewis(he won back to back 100-meter races in the Olympics) was mentioned in the press conference Bolt quickly put him down. “Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him. The things he says about the track athletes are very downgrading. I think he’s just looking for attention because nobody really talks about him. I’ve lost all respect for him. All respect.”

Bolt was not happy that Lewis had questioned whether Bolt had used drugs to enhance his speed during the Beijing Olympics. But regardless Lewis has 9 Olympic Gold medals, Bolt has 5. I think the medals speak for themselves. Regardless shouldn’t these games be about promoting all athletes not putting them down?

-M

 

 

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