Top 21 Comments
After Usain Bolt’s victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Beijing 2015, we compiled a list of the Top 21 Comments. These are statements from celebrities and well known persons that reflect what the world was thinking about the race.
Usain has saved the Sport
The tweets show that there was much more at stake than just the 100 metres crown. Many persons expressed relief as they saw Usain’s victory as good over evil; a clean athlete winning over a drug cheat. Usain’s victory was viewed as the saving of the sport of athletics.
It is ironic that several persons, foremost of which was American Carl Lewis, have implied that Bolt must be taking something to be performing this well. Many years, and many drug tests later, Bolt has still been shown to be clean. Now he is seen as the answer to destroy the smear that Carl’s fellow countryman Justin Gatlin could have placed over the sport, had he won. Gatlin has been twice banned for drug cheating.
Top 21 Tweets
Let’s take a look at the Top 25 Comments on Usain Bolt’s World Championships 100 metres victory:
You think 1/100 of a second is insignificant? This should give you a rethink Usain Bolt – 9.79 Justin Gatlin – 9.80 pic.twitter.com/P5zeDO84ok
— Saheed Akinloye (@Talk_Expert) August 23, 2015
YES Bolt! Stick it to the drug cheats!
— Doron Salomon (@DoronSalomon) August 23, 2015
What a race and what a man, congratulations @usainbolt!!
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) August 23, 2015
Bolt just saved athletics!!! champion &x1f64c;&x1f3fd;&x1f64c;&x1f3fd;&x1f64c;&x1f3fd;
— Louise Hazel (@LouiseHazel) August 23, 2015
— Basti Schweinsteiger (@BSchweinsteiger) August 23, 2015
Delighted Bolt won. I’d like to think that that was a win for clean athletes.
— Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) August 23, 2015
This to me is Bolt’s greatest victory of all – delivering when you are not at your best but when it matters most
— Julian Jay Robinson (@julianjay) August 23, 2015
BBC Sport is perhaps Bolt’s biggest int’l media fan. If there was a British way to stick their tongue out and say “ah baaaay”, they would.
— Jherane (@Jherane_) August 23, 2015
Bolt’s ability to perform under pressure is the measure of the champion and the legend he is. — Corve A. DaCosta (@corvedacosta) August 23, 2015
— Michael A Cuffe (@CuffeStuff) August 23, 2015
Bolt did more than win a race. He saved the credibility track and field. — BigBlackBarry (@BigBlackBarry) August 23, 2015
American gets upset saying lots of athletes cheat & “no need to go after the U.S.”-Still doesn’t get the importance of Bolt beating Gaitlin
— Sean (@SeanABennett) August 23, 2015
Bolt’s win – cathartic for his nation n he may’ve saved his sport. Unquestionably the boy from Trelawny is thee greatest sprinter of alltime — Cliff Hughes (@cliffnationwide) August 23, 2015
The IAAF must be the happiest sporting organisation in the world now. And Sepp Blatter is saying, If only I had a BOLT – DWRCL
— Carole (@CaroleBeckford) August 23, 2015
We have saved the best for last. Now that we have heard from spectators all over the world, let’s hear from Justin Gatlin himself: