Usain Bolt tends to be in a class of his own on the track, but he had a little company during Wednesday night’s 200m semifinal race.
With Bolt cruising to the finish line, Canadian Andre De Grasse, the bronze medalist in the 100m, decided to push the Jamaican to try and take the race.
Bolt still won by a margin of 0.02, but the competitive spirit and camaraderie was on full display. Twitter certainly took note of the two exchanging looks and smiles as they crossed the finish line.
— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 18, 2016
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 18, 2016
Seriously De Grasse and Bolt should have just held hands crossing the line.
— David Amber (@DavidAmber) August 18, 2016
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 18, 2016
This De Grasse and Bolt competitive bromance and awesome.
— James Cybulski (@JamesCybulski) August 18, 2016
— Norm Kelly (@norm) August 18, 2016
I want someone to look at me the way Bolt and De Grasse look at each other. pic.twitter.com/FAEXxKGU8d
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) August 18, 2016
Bolt & De Grasse chattin' about a post-race pint while the rest of the OLYMPIANS are meters behind running the race of their lives.
— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) August 18, 2016