“Miss Him on the Track”: Usain Bolt Fans Left in Nostalgia as 200M World Record Video Resurfaces

Published 11/28/2022, 12:00 PM EST

When Usain Bolt was on track, the fans had to give it a second thought even before blinking. The Jamaican star stunned the world when he broke the 200m World record at the Berlin World Championships in August 2009. Just when one thought Usain had no more magic to show, the ace sprinter proved them wrong.

Breaking the record of Michael Johnson, the Olympic gold medalist, registered another record to his name. Touching the line at an impressive 19.19 seconds, the Jamaican sprinter created a new world record that remains unbroken. As the video of the iconic moment resurfaces, fans take a moment to appreciate the track legend.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Fans hail Usain Bolt

Recently, after the ‘World Athletics’ official page shared the iconic day, Bolt fans went nostalgic. They not just remembered the day, but also showered praises for the track king. Acknowledging at challenges that the race posed, one of the users wrote, “200m world record is the toughest one to break in all of the track.”

It’s been years since Usain retired from professional racing, and fans thus can not help but remember the bygone days. As one wrote,I miss him on the track❤️,” and another user said, “one of a kind 👏” Usain did not just create records, but he also brought a vibe to the track that is now missed.

The way he connected with his audience was unique; he made sure that when he was on track; the eyes were on him. Thus, seeing him in the video, one user wrote, “Just Usain being insane ⚡⚡” The legacy that he has created remains, as his fans point out, “undefeated” to date. He is undoubtedly “one of a kind 👏” as one user rightly points out, “the was best showman athlete.”

Erriyon Knighton, the youngster who beat Usain’s U-18 record

For many years, Usain’s under 18 200m record remained unbroken until 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton took the central stage. The American sprinter has no Olympic titles to his name. But that did not stop him from grabbing the headlines. Touching the finishing line at 20.11 seconds, he took away the limelight.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

With his stellar performance, the young man registered his name amongst the list of legends. For the unversed last year at Tokyo Olympics, he finished 4th at 200m. He was selected for the USA Olympic team in June 2021 at the age of 17, making him the youngest American male to do so in 57 years. Erriyon is undoubtedly a star in the making.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story: World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, shares heartwarming message for girlfriend on her birthday.

Do you think that one day, Erriyon might be able to break Bolt’s world record?

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Mubhaswara Ahamed

685 articles

Mubhaswara Ahamed is currently working as a US Sports Author for Essentially Sports. She completed her Grad degree in English Literature from Calcutta University. Mubhaswara was introduced to the world of sports by her father.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK