Usain Bolt is always great to watch the Olympics. When he runs, fans watch on with no doubts that he will breeze across the finish line ahead of the rest of the pack who strain and stretch to grab the silver medal. And after winning his third straight Gold, Bolt has firmly established himself as the best speed athlete of all time.
Nobody in sport has ever made being this good look so easy. From his preparation, claiming to eat 100 chicken nuggets each day in Beijing, to his relaxed attitude befoe every race, and the way he takes his foot off the gas and comfortably strides across the line. Not only is he an incredible athlete, but also a showman.
Before each race and in interviews you always see him joking around and getting the crowd going, and he even had a laugh with Andre De Grasse in the 200m semi-final. It will be bittersweet to see him in the 200m final on Friday night, his last Olympic race as he plans to retire next year. But it will be as exciting as ever and he’s said that he can break his own world record.
The sprints are the most exciting and captivating events to watch and always one of the most highly anticipated events in the Olympics. But Mo Farah is also always one of my favourite athletes. The 10,000m final was dramatic and I’m sure he must have thought his Olympic dream was over when he fell.
But he picked himself up and regained his stride, winning his third gold medal with a final sprint to beat Kenya’s Paul Tanui. And ofcourse we saw the mobot across the finish line.