Usain Bolt’s signature pose is from Jamaican tourism ad

Published on : Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Usain Bolt’s signature poseUsain Bolt, the fastest athlete in the world and more famous than most, Jamaica’s most well-known son, Usain Bolt, introduced his signature pose at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Numerous 100-meter and 200-meter victories later, the “bolting” pose remains the central act of the sprinter’s identity and celebrations. But the pose isn’t exactly a lightning bolt as his name and speed suggest.

It was in Beijing that Bolt unveiled his signature To Di World (meaning “to the world”) pose, copied from a Jamaican tourism advertisement and often wrongly labelled as a lightning bolt. The performance and the celebration sent Bolt’s profile skyward along with the posture.

Next up for Bolt is qualifying for the 200-meter on Tuesday.

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