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Awesome: Usain Bolt Stops Interview During American National Anthem (Watch the video)
Townhall ^ | 08/06/2012 | Kate Hicks

Posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:31 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I warned you all that I love the Olympics (maybe a little too much), but this is a story worth sharing. While American Sanya Richards-Ross was accepting the gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, Usain Bolt, the amazingly fast Jamaican man who won the 100-meter dash, was giving an interview. And instead of continuing to talk over the Star-Spangled Banner, he turned around, pointed at the flag, and indicated to the reporter that he would like to watch in silence. Watch:

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So cool. As much as I love watching the USA take the gold in as many events as possible, that is what the Olympics are all about: sportsmanship and respect. Congrats to both Richards-Ross and the aptly-named Bolt!


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; bolt; londonolympics; nationalanthem; nbcolympics; usainbolt


1 posted on 08/06/2012 9:05:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I saw him make the Sign of the Cross in the Semi-Finals just before getting set in the blocks for the 100 meter semi-final.

For God and Country!

2 posted on 08/06/2012 9:08:52 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does he sprint without shoes?


3 posted on 08/06/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: topher

It was also the greatest race ever.

The American who ran third got ran it in 9.80.

When I attended the olympics in 1984 (and was privileged to see the final day of track), the world record in the 100 meters was 9.93.

I realize that was a long time ago. But still. These sprinters, not just the Jamaicans, but the Americans, also, are just insanely fast. It is truly astonishing to watch!

With regards to Bolt, I know a lot of people don’t like his antics. But I think he is having fun, and he’s got some showmanship. Personally, I think he’s great. It also seems to be his way of coping and blowing off steam as it were. Everyone is different. But last night when he was introduced and he lined up in the blocks, yes, he did some fun antics and clowning around, but there was no denying that he looked worried. So finally...Bolt was pushed and at about 40 meters wow, it showed.

The greatest race of all time. And won by a gentleman who treats the American flag with far greater respect than NBC.

What’s not to like here??!


4 posted on 08/06/2012 9:13:44 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SeekAndFind

More power to him — he’s a great athlete and well-deserving of his crown.


5 posted on 08/06/2012 9:14:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t know much about him but what I’ve read in this thread suggests that he’s a pretty classy guy.


6 posted on 08/06/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Thank You Mr. Usain Bolt, much appreciated.

7 posted on 08/06/2012 9:16:20 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind

wow!!

give this guy a VISA


8 posted on 08/06/2012 9:18:38 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: SeekAndFind

I haven’t been following thw Olympics much, but Mr. Bolt is a class act.


9 posted on 08/06/2012 9:19:35 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Awesome! Man, he is fast and very classy act there.


10 posted on 08/06/2012 9:24:36 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


11 posted on 08/06/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: ConservativeDude
Though this may not seem fast, the time for starting causing them to cause them to lose some time:

1984: 9.93 = 22.527 mph 2012: 9.63 = 23.228 mph

Since football players run the 40 yard dash with best speed of about 4.2, that comes out to about 8.7 meters/second.

Now Bolt ran, in the 100 Meter, dash run 10.3 meters/second.

And the American running 9.8, ran 10.2 meters/second.

So, at the end, they were going father than 23 mph.

It would be the amount of time the last 20 meters was run to get a gage of the top speed of the athletes.

I would imagine 25 to 30 mph was their speed... Faster?

Probably need a radar gun...

12 posted on 08/06/2012 9:42:27 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have much respect for him. Unlike Obama, who does the crotch aalute, Bolt asked to respect America.


13 posted on 08/06/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: SeekAndFind

Great athlete and guy!


14 posted on 08/06/2012 10:21:07 AM PDT by Marathoner 244
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To: SeekAndFind

Awesome. So much respect

Thank you Mr Bolt!


15 posted on 08/06/2012 10:23:29 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Just because someone has an "R" next to their name, does not make them a Conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thank you Mr. Bolt for respecting our flag and National Anthem! The interviewer should be ashamed of trying to talk over it.


16 posted on 08/06/2012 10:34:56 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: topher

A radar gun would be appropriate! And cool!


17 posted on 08/06/2012 10:45:49 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: SeekAndFind

Rumor has it Bolt is headed to Philadelphia Eagles try out.

I hadnt followed track and field in years...and 9.9 was insanely fast. 9.6 is off the chart. Wonder if he can catch a football??


18 posted on 08/06/2012 11:31:58 AM PDT by halfright (FAST & FURIOUS! DON'T ALLOW THEM TO DIVERT YOUR ATTENTION.)
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RE: I hadnt followed track and field in years...and 9.9 was insanely fast.

You now have to run at least 10.01 to qualify for the Olympic finals.


19 posted on 08/06/2012 11:33:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

So cool!


20 posted on 08/06/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dammit! I was intent on not liking this guy. I was fuming the other day that Americans don’t win the 100 anymore and that this strutting jackass won (I didn’t even watch it because I knew he’d smoke everyone) and that he’s probably doped, and here he goes and does this. Very cool. That’s the good thing about things like this; it humanizes the athletes. I’ve changed my mind about Bolt, and I’ve grudgingly accepted the fact that the Jamaicans are just eating our lunch in the sprints these days.


21 posted on 08/06/2012 12:51:46 PM PDT by drew
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