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Usain Bolt

I'm The Greatest Athlete

WHO EVER LIVED!

8/9/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0809_usain_bolt_gold_gettyUsain Bolt is the GREATEST athlete in the history of all mankind ... so says Usain Bolt ... who just CRUSHED everyone in the 200 meter final.

*Sidenote -- don't bitch about the "spoiler" ... it happened ... get over it.*

Anyway, moments after he captured gold, Usain modestly touched on his accomplishments ... reportedly telling the media:

"I'm now a legend. I'm also the greatest athlete to live."

Bolt also gave the ol' tip of the hat to American sprinting legend Michael Johnson ... adding, "I am in the same category as Michael Johnson. I'm honored. It's all about Michael Johnson for me."

So ... greatest athlete ever? Better than Ali? Better than Michael Jordan? Jim Thorpe? Michael Phelps? Pele?

Discuss.

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CelticOne    

Although he IS indeed an awesome athlete, he is getting a bit too full of himself and he unfortunately will probably end up on the short end of this by the time all is said and done.

803 days ago
2.

Cirrus Unicus    

Best in his field? Yes. Just as Ali is the greatest in his, Jordan in his. Bolt is joining their ranks.

803 days ago
3.

AAAAAAAAAAb    

He the greatest dumb **** to ever live.

803 days ago
4.

Dan    

Not even close boy!

803 days ago
5.

MISSA    

Hahaha awesome. You go Usain Bolt ! You deserve it.

803 days ago
6.

sidithers    

I admire on how humble and down to Earth he is

803 days ago
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buzz kill    

Amazing how you can be a winner and a loser all at the same time.

803 days ago
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buzz kill    

And for an encore watch his head explode.

803 days ago
9.

screamherself    

He wishes lolol

803 days ago
10.

LRT    

IT'S A LONG FALL FROM THAT HIGH HORSE SWEETIE,

803 days ago
11.

Honeys Booboo    

He was gunna run the 400 meter final...
but then he got high.

803 days ago
12.

David    

This guy couldn't carry micheal Jordans jock strap to the laundrymat. But his ego might.

803 days ago
13.

lmfao    

He smashed records consecutively, yes he's a great athlete.

803 days ago
14.

djr1283    

I always thought the Decathlon decided the greatest athlete.....your just fast.

803 days ago
15.

Hassenpfeffer    

Usain, NO YOU ARE NOT! Biggest Douchebag YES!

803 days ago
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