One gold, two to go
RIO DE JANEIRO – An hour after securing his third successive Olympic 100 metres gold on Sunday, Usain Bolt was still patiently making his way through another 100 metres – the zig-zag “mixed zone” where TV crews from around the world wait to snatch a sound bite.
Hundreds of fans hovered above, chanting his name, singing Bob Marley songs and roaring with excitement when he gave them a wave.
The great man had already completed a leisurely circuit of the stadium, starring in a thousand selfies but still found time to give every microphone his thoughts.
Inside the stadium, scores more journalists awaited a midnight news conference, where Bolt said victory in the 200 metres on Thursday would upgrade his status from “legend” to “immortal”. (Reuters)
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