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Beijing Games: picture of the day

August 16, 2008

Bolt wins the men’s 100 metres

Picture of the day has to be the victory celebration of the fastest man on earth, Jamaican Usain Bolt, after winning Olympic gold at the 100 m sprint.

This picture was shot by London-based Reuters staff photographer Dylan Martinez and the composition is perfect.

The winner looks up, while the silver medallist can only look on; it’s full of action, with both men off the ground. With a closer look you can even see that Bolt’s shoe lace is undone.

For a selection of other great Reuters pix from the Games click here. For the previous day’s chosen picture click here.


Can you imagine how he would have felt if he had tripped on that shoestring.

How could someone allow that to happen in an event they have practiced years for and would decide their future


Amazing Pic

The look on his face really makes it.

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Does anyone know how fast Bolt was going?????????

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