- Publish Date
- Friday, 28 August 2015, 11:13AM
Only when the running stopped and the picture-taking began did Usain Bolt finally meet his match.
Bolt blew past Justin Gatlin and everyone else overnight in the 200 metres to win his 10th career gold medal at the world championships.
What finally upended the 6-foot-5 Jamaican was a multitasking cameraman riding a two-wheeled scooter while videotaping Bolt's victory lap.
The scooter ran over the outcropping of a metal railing bolted to the edge of the track and bobbled off course - then slammed into the back of the fastest two legs on the planet.
Bolt's legs came out from under him and he went down hard and landed on his backside. Then, smooth as silk, he somersaulted backward onto his feet, jogged a few steps, and reached down to make sure his left leg was OK.
He was no worse for wear- reporting just a few scrapes- but figured he'd try to make the evening at least a little more interesting.
"The rumor I'm trying to start right now is that Justin Gatlin paid him off," Bolt said, while sitting next to Gatlin in the medalists' news conference.
Gatlin's response: "I want my money back. He didn't complete the job."
Source- NZ Herald