When Usain Bolt arrived in Brazil to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, he did so with sky-high expectations and an extremely entertaining first day. Giving his first press conference ahead of the mega quadrennial event, Bolt cracked jokes with visiting journalists and even shook a leg with samba dancers.
"I like to entertain, because that's what people come out and see," Bolt said. "I try to entertain and make it different. That's my personality."
And it works. A Norwegian journalist stood up at the end of the press conference and said, "I don't really have a question I just want to say I really love you man."
That was on 9 August, one-and-a-half weeks ago. Over these 11 days, Bolt has added three more gold medals to his kitty in the form of the 100m dash, the 200m race and the 4x100m relay. And he has stood by his decision to make the Rio 2016 Olympics his last. He will participate in next year's World Championships in London, then call it quits.
But much before that comes the time to take his new-found dancing skills more seriously. Revelling in the attention (and praise) he must have received for the samba moves he displayed last week, Bolt has appeared on a music video for British music duo Arch Birds.
The video, titled Be The Fastest, features vocals by Vanessa Haynes and is even inspired by Bolt's sprinting.
"Be the fastest, the speed is frightning; be the fastest, run like lightning," go the lyrics, leaving one in no doubt whatsoever who it's talking about. And if you thought a song that's "about" Bolt is not good enough, this also has Bolt in it, showing off those famous moves.
Here's the video. Check it out and let us know what you think of it:
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Updated Date: Aug 20, 2016 17:44:27 IST