As the crowd cheered for the internationally adored Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, American athlete Justin Gatlin managed to beat him to the finish line.
Just after his winning moment, Gatlin jokingly bowed in front of Bolt. Gatlin was rushed away for interviews, and Bolt took a lap of honour as the World Championship crowds cheered for him.
People have started tweeting about the iconic athlete in the face of his loss:
Usain still the fastest man alive and a triple-double sprint Olympic champion. Lightning Bolt. Pride of Jamaica. Pride of athletics. 💛🖤💚
— Smaddy Madda🇯🇲🇬🇾 (@floEBSist) 5 Αυγούστου 2017
— Randeep Hooda (@RandeepHooda) 6 Αυγούστου 2017
The Bolt mug we had made for my son when he was 6 because he thought he was a superhero.He wanted to get a plane to Jamaica to find him. pic.twitter.com/n4ePWXoJ5x
— Jess Phillips (@jessphillips) 5 Αυγούστου 2017
To the greatest sprinter there has ever been – it was a sheer pleasure following you – all the best in life after track #Bolt
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) 6 Αυγούστου 2017
— Sid Razali ฏ๎๎๎๎๎๎๎ (@sidchan) 6 Αυγούστου 2017
9.92 at 35 😳amazing. Shout out to Usain Bolt on an incredible career.
— T.J. Ward (@BossWard43) 5 Αυγούστου 2017
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) 5 Αυγούστου 2017
#Bolt tells Jamaicans "sorry about that". But, no, sir, nothing to sorry about. We can't thank you enough! You have nutten fi sorry bout!
— Jovan Johnson (@jovanthony) 5 Αυγούστου 2017