(FILES) This file picture taken on August 16, 2008 reveals Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (R) crossing the end line to win the boys’s 100m remaining on the Nationwide stadium as a part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Video games. Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP.
Retired observe star Usain Bolt confirmed he’s nonetheless a couple of steps forward when he posted an AFP image of him outstripping his rivals on the Beijing Olympics with the cheeky caption: “social distancing”.
Bolt’s publish, that includes an image by AFP photographer Nicolas Asfouri of the 2008 Olympics 100m remaining, blew up on social media, drawing greater than half one million likes and 90,000 retweets.
It confirmed the Jamaican crossing the end line on the Fowl’s Nest stadium in a then-world report time of 9.69sec, glancing spherical from lane 4 as his despairing rivals path two paces behind.
“Savage”, commented one Twitter person, whereas New York Instances journalist Christopher Clarey posted one other image of Bolt out in entrance on his personal, captioned “self isolation”.
Bolt’s chest-thumping celebration in Beijing added to a legend that grew additional when he received the 200m in one other world-record time. He retired in 2017 with eight Olympic gold medals and the present 100m mark of 9.58sec, set in 2009.
Bolt, 33, has been encouraging Jamaicans to self-isolate throughout the coronavirus pandemic, posting movies of himself exercising at residence and juggling footballs with a pal. He additionally helped promote a significant fundraiser, Telethon Jamaica.
After retiring from athletics, Bolt, a Manchester United fan, tried to launch a profession in soccer, and had a trial with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners earlier than contract talks failed.