Usain Bolt Busts Out LeBron James’ Celebration After Claiming 200-Meter Gold Medal

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Add Usain Bolt to the list of athletes using LeBron James' patented celebration dance known as "The Silencer."

You know the one.

Yeah, like that. Or like LeBron's son, Bryce, showed the world with his spot-on impression of his dad.

But perhaps no one who's done the move has had as much reason to celebrate as Bolt, who on Thursday night posted a time of 19.78 seconds and claimed gold in the 200-meter for the third consecutive Olympic Games. After narrowly edging out Andre De Grasse in a laugh-filled semifinal, the final wasn't close.

James was quick to notice the tribute to the Cleveland Cavaliers star.

Though it appeared he pulled up near the end of the race, Bolt said he was disappointed he came .59 seconds shy of breaking his own world record.

"I wanted to run a faster time," said Bolt. "I knew it was going to be hard to break the world record, because I could tell by my legs. When I came off the corner, my legs decided, 'Listen, we're not going to go any faster.'"

The 29-year-old Jamaican sprinter now has three consecutive gold medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter. He'll go for his third consectutive gold in the 4×100-meter relay on Friday night.


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