Is it a bolt? No, it is Bolt and a bolt!
Talking about iconic sports photographs I guess this one just made a bolt into the history books. Bolt pictured with (umm, yup!) a bolt of lightning!
It is already being hailed as one of the greatest sports photographs of all time.
As Usain Bolt crossed the line to win the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, AFP photographer Olivier Morin was primed and ready in the right place at the right time to take an image which will undoubtedly become the iconic lasting image of the legendary Jamaican’s career.
With thunderstorms gathering around the Luzhniki Stadium, Morin sat in the first row of the photographer’s tribune, set up five remote cameras near the finish line in preparation for athletics’ showpiece race and crossed his fingers that he may be able to catch a lightning strike.
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- Photographer who captured Usain Bolt-lightning bolt image calls it ‘pure luck’ (olympictalk.nbcsports.com)