Bolt frenzy hits social media

August 15, 2016
Ricardo Makyn/Staff Photographer Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100 metres final inside the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last night.

As the track inside the Olympic stadium in Rio, Brazil, lit up, so too were track and field enthusiasts on social media as congratulations and gratitude were in order for the man who created history, the living legend Usain St Leo Bolt.

In fact, Bolt who celebrates his 30th birthday on August 21, was the number one trending topic across the globe.

Bolt delivered on his three-peat performances becoming the first person in history to win gold in the 100 metres at three consecutive Olympics, Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016.

Bolt produced a time of 9.81 seconds to beat American Justin Gatlin last night and his memes were trolling all over cyberspace.

Jamaicans at home and abroad as well as international superstars showed respect one way or the other on social media, saluting Bolt via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

On Twitter Lebron James: (@KingJames) wrote, "Nothing u can do vs that cheetah! #Bolt"

Marcia Forbes: (@marciaforbes) wrote, "The #UsainBolt of #Jamaica strikes his lightning bolt pose after running 9.81 & winning Gold at #Rio2016"

Sian Rose: (@Sianrose) wrote, "#UsainBolt The Ultimate Showman. The Ultimate Athlete. The Ultimate Champion. #thegreates #TeamJamaica"

Joel Jovaine: (@JoelJovaine) wrote, "This is what greatness looks like. Beating your chest while demolishing the world's greatest talent. #UsainBolt"

Bad Scientist: (@ScientistFresh) wrote, "Lightning strike the Olympic Games, 3 games in a row!!! #Legend #Jamaica #UsainBolt #Greatest"

Meihsa-Gay Mattis: (@MeishMGM) wrote, "Where were you when Usain Bolt won his 3rd consecutive 100m gold medal? #Olympics #Rio2016"

Over on Facebook,

Sidy Gianna Mcbean posted: "Bolt turn Gatlin in a professional conductor. Lmao. So so silver."

Sasha British Golding posted: "The best part of the race is after the win lightning flash and bright up the place."

Burnadine Reynolds wrote: "Bolt... Bolt... Bolt. Proud Moment"

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