WATCH: When Usain Bolt Stopped an Interview to Listen to US National Anthem

Published 09/30/2021, 2:13 AM EDT
BEIJING – AUGUST 15: Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men’s 100m Heats at the National Stadium on Day 7 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 15, 2008 in Beijing, China. Usain Bolt of Jamaica finished the event in first place with a time of 9.92. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt, the G.O.A.T of sprinting, needs no introduction. Conquering the track and field in his time, he is wildly regarded as the fastest man on the planet. Throughout his career, he has broken and set stunning records in namely three events- 100m, 200m, and 4×100 meters. However, even though he has it called it quits on his time on the track, he remains a legend of the sport.

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Often regarded for his lightning speed, fans now upheld Usain’s humility. In a throwback video, Bolt displays his respect for the American National anthem, winning the hearts of US fans in particular.

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Bolt pays respect to the US national anthem

When speaking about Bolt, broken records are a common topic of conversation. However, in a display of his commendable personality, Bolt once again proves why he isn’t just a great runner, but an exceptional individual as well.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Bolt paused his ‘legendary’ interview midway, as he heard the American National anthem resound in the stadium.

Soccer Football – Soccer Aid 2021 – Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain – September 4, 2021 World XI’s Usain Bolt with medal celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Bolt’s noteworthy gesture is the benchmark of what a world-class athlete should be like.

Usain Bolt, a true icon

The Jamaican swept 8 Olympic gold medals before drawing the curtain on his career. With every race and every tournament he took part in, he further grew his legacy, leaving fans awestruck, every time.

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The legend successfully won 11 back-to-back World Championships, putting his consistency on display. Moreover, he has also received titles such as the IAAF World Athlete of the Year and Track & Field Athlete of the Year. Despite retiring in 2017, he remains one of the greatest athletes to have graced the field with his feet.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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