Social media erupted as spectators and competitors rushed to comment on Usain Bolt’s unique feat of successfully defending both the 100m and 200m titles.
With five Olympic gold medals to his name, and the 4x100m relay still to come, Bolt and training partners Yohan Blake and Warren Weir achieved a clean sweep of medals for the Racers Track Club based in Kingston, Jamaica.
Bolt commented: “Just epic. Congrats to Yohan & Warren on allowing me 2 share such moment with teammates.”
“Racers track club and Jamaica just did a little housekeeping tonight-clean sweep!!” joked Blake. Despite finishing second to his teammate in both 100m and 200m finals, he told Bolt: “It is your time...I am honoured!! You know I have nothing but love”
22-year-old Weir ran a personal best of 19.84 seconds to secure his first Olympic medal and join an ever-growing club of elite Jamaican sprinters. “We did it” he tweeted, adding: “Today a boy became a MAN”
Bolt, Blake and Weir were all quick to show their appreciation to their coach Glen Mills. “Coach Mills for national hero!! Usain is a legend but our coach is a HERO!!” exclaimed Blake.