Unstoppable Usain becomes Olympic legend

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has secured the ‘treble-treble’, after winning 3 gold medals at the last 3 Olympics.

He remains the reigning champion of the men’s 100m, 200m and one of the champions of the 4x100m relay, after performing at Rio the only way he knew how.

The roar from the crowd when he enters the arena says it all. In nations where he is far from home, he is guaranteed an overwhelming, warm reception from the crowd.

Regardless of where viewers are from, they still feel a tinge of excitement, at the thought of watching the fastest man in the world race.

This is because he is much more than an incredible talent. He’s also an entertainer, an infectious buzz and a larger-than-life personality.

Bolt wasn’t the only Jamaican bagging himself sprinting golds at this year’s tournament.

Elaine Thompson showed the world what she’s made of at her first Olympic Games, leaving as champion of the women’s 100m and 200m, plus taking silver in the 4x100m relay.

We also saw Omar McLeod make history, as the first Jamaican to claim the 110m hurdles gold.

Rio was sadly possibly Usain’s last Olympic Games and ultimately the last time we will see him shine on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

Speculation has started around what will be next for the sporting superstar.

Will he have an active role in the future of the Olympics and influence other athletes? Or could he make a new start, perhaps attempting to pursue his dreams of a football career with Manchester United?

Only time will tell what he will choose to do next and the possibilities seem truly endless for this living legend.

TNT wishes Usain a belated 30th birthday, which he celebrated in Brazil on 21 August.

TNT Sport

Photo Credit: Richard Giles

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