The ever smiling Bolt

Images of the Jamaican legend, Bolt, giving a wide-toothed smile, while sprinting toward the finish line during the 100m semifinals on Sunday night has gone viral. Incredulity is probably the word to describe the emotions it evokes when one looks at that incredible shot frozen in time.

Usian Bolt has a toothy smile for the camera.   -  Getty Images

One can apparently do a lot in under 10 seconds, or at least Usain Bolt can. Here's what Bolt's 10-second checklist might look like: Run 100 metres. Check. Measure your competitors. Check. Flash a cheeky grin at fellow competitors. Check. Give photographers their perfect shot. Check. Win the race. Check.

Images of the Jamaican legend, Bolt, giving a wide-toothed smile, while sprinting toward the finish line during the 100m semifinals on Sunday night has gone viral. Incredulity is probably the word to describe the emotions it evokes when one looks at that incredible shot frozen in time. But Bolt was not done yet. He walked in an hour later and won a third successive Olympic 100m gold medal.





And as has been the case with the social media, Twitteratis — celebs and commoners alike — have been coming up with hilarious memes, celebrating what is undoubtedly a cult moment of the Olympics.

Ellen Lee DeGeneres, an American comedian, shared a photoshopped version with her riding piggyback on Bolt. She captioned her tweet: "This is how I’m running errands from now on. #Rio2016". And Bolt dutifully retweeted it.

One of the Twitter users wrote: "Bolt is relaxing and posing for snapchat while everyone else is trying their hardest.... sometimes life ain't fair."

Another one remarked: "Guy on the left looks like his lungs are gonna collapse soon & then there's Bolt doing photoshoot for the cameras."

Clearly, the world can't have enough of the picture. But the job is not done. Bolt still has two more medals to win, as he kindly reminded everyone after winning the 100m gold. "I told you guys I was going to do it. Stay tuned, two more to go," he said.

What motivates Bolt to continue defying the laws of physics, we wonder. "Somebody said I can become immortal. Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal," he reveals. Isn't he already? We wonder again!

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