“Bro Is Jogging”: Resurfaced Video of Usain Bolt’s 9.84 Seconds Run, Leaves Sports World in Denial

Published 04/10/2023, 8:15 AM EDT

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Every sport has its greats, and often fans and experts debate who is the greatest among themselves. Be it a team sport or an individual one, there is no escaping the GOAT conversation these days. However, some athletes have risen so far above others in their sport, that fans unanimously consider them the GOAT. And Usain Bolt is among those athletes. The fastest man alive has had many iconic moments during his Olympic career. However, he is also part of one of the most iconic snaps in Olympic history. Taken during the 100 m semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics, the iconic picture of the sprinting legend crossing the line effortlessly, ahead of his competition, remains one of the greatest displays of dominance on the tracks. Now, a resurfaced video of the race has sent fans in denial about Bolt’s awe-inspiring speed.

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So how did the fans react to this video on the official Olympics Instagram page? Let us have a look.

The complete dominance of Usain Bolt 

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In 2009, Usain Bolt ran 100 m in 9.58 seconds, setting a world record that still stands to date. The most successful male athlete at the world championships kept up his dominance, but long before 2016, some experts had predicted that age might catch up with the Jamaican. By 2016 Bolt was no longer the youngest athlete on the track, and a few believed he might have difficulty retaining his undefeated status in the 100 m and 200 m.

 

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However, the Jamaican track and field star proved the doubters wrong, winning three Olympic golds in Rio. Earlier, the official Olympic Games Instagram page shared the video of the legendary sprinter’s dominant 100 m semi-finals performance, where he clocked a time of 9.84 seconds. The video shows how Usain Bolt dashed so far ahead of the pack that he looked back and still won the race.

 

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Looking back during a sprint is one of the biggest errors a sprinter can make as it completely throws off the equilibrium. However, Bolt seemed unbothered as he crossed the finish line in the first place. Fans of the tracks and field legend couldn’t believe the Olympic legend’s blistering speed.

Sports fans couldn’t believe how effortless it was for the Olympic legend

Most fans noticed how the Jamaican barely seemed to put any effort compared to the other athletes on the track:

“It looks like he is just jogging bruh.”

“Bro is jogging.”

“So much hard work into making it look effortless.”

Others pointed out how the original photograph remains iconic:

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“Best photo in Olympics IMO.”

“It looked so amazing so that it can be used as a wallpaper.”

“who was the photographer of this pic?”

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How did you react to the photograph and the video of Bolt’s 9.84 sec, 100 m sprint? Let us know in the comments.

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Sagnik Bagchi

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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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