Two old friends on a stroll – or the fastest men in the world competing at the Rio Olympics?
It was hard to tell in the men’s 200-meter semifinal heat on Wednesday when Usain Bolt of Jamaica and Andre De Grasse of Canada shared a sweet smile as they crossed the finish line.
Bolt approached the last moments of the race with ease, but noticed De Grasse sneaking up on his right. Then, in what appeared to be a tender moment, the runners flashed each other toothy grins as they finished.
Bolt crossed the line in 19.78 seconds to secure first place in the heat and De Grasse followed right behind with a time of 19.80.
It was close, but Bolt – the fastest man in the world – never loses.
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Both Bolt and De Grasse advanced to the 200-meter final on Thursday night, along with Team U.S.A.’s LaShawn Merritt.
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Noticeably absent from the final is American sprinter Justin Gatlin, who failed to finish in the top eight.
“I felt my ankle coming home, so I tried to hold on as long as I could,” Gatlin told NBC. “I wish all my teammates going ot the finals good luck.”