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Usain Bolt's Candid Camera move becomes Olympics' iconic moment

Published on Aug 10, 2012 10:37 PM
 
Jamaica's Usain Bolt uses a photographer's camera after he won the men's 200m final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug 9, 2012. Upstage Usain Bolt? Unthinkable, right? Wrong. Only one person could possibly upstage the man on the night he created Olympic history, winning the 200m to become the first male to win the back-to-back sprint double. -- PHOTO: REUTERS/ STEFANO RELLANDINI

Upstage Usain Bolt? Unthinkable, right?

Wrong. Only one person could possibly upstage the man on the night he created Olympic history, winning the 200m to become the first male to win the back-to-back sprint double.

Never been done before, and the sobering thought for those who watched it at the stadium and electronically around the world, will it - or can it - ever be done again?

So who was it who upstaged Mister Bolt, already a cult figure not just for his years of sterling performances on the track, but also for his signature "lightning bolt" pose that evokes not just classical Greek mythology but the nobility of ancient Olympic art as well.

 
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