Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt’s ‘triple double’ brings out the best on Twitter

FP Sports, Aug, 19 2016

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt was one step closer to his ‘triple triple’ Olympic legacy as he won a third successive Olympic 200m gold on Thursday. Not many doubted that the 'world's fastest man' could race towards his eight gold medal and social media was as quick as the Jamaican to celebrate the victory nonetheless.

Bolt was closer to ‘athletic immortality’ when he won the 200m men’s individual final with a timing of 19.78 seconds for gold, leaps ahead of Canadian Andre de Grasse, who clinched silver with a timing of 20.02 seconds.

From former athletes' congratulations to sportsmen showing their love to even celebrities sharing some memes, here’s how Twitter reacted to the sprinter’s dash to victory.

We were all this Jamaican mother when we watched the sprint

Shoutout to the International Cricket Council for this hilarious gem

Let's just agree that we've all thought of this

In case you need some reference, this is how badly you'd lose

Bolt may have missed the world record in this sprint, but the jog, his eighth gold medal, still made Olympic history.

Many cricketers joined the club in congratulating the legend.

Let's just agree that you'd need to be very crafty to beat The Bolt.

The Twitterati didn't miss out on the opportunity to mention some Olympics drama while congratulating bolt

With the 200m sprint out of the way, only one match remains for Bolt to sprint into history!

Published Date: Aug 19, 2016 | Updated Date: Aug 19, 2016

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115