Usain Bolt: Olympic Stud of the Day

Olympicsusainbolt_lThere’s no better pick-up line than "Hey baby, you ever been with the World’s Fastest Man?" After breezing past the competition in yesterday’s 100M final, gold medal finisher Usain Bolt of Jamaica has earned the right to use that line. The 21-year-old "Lightning" Bolt was already the world record holder in the event when he smashed it again in a record 9.69 seconds.

Back in college, a friend and I coined the term "dutch section" for any group of hotties that were together in one space. Beijing’s Bird’s Nest was clearly the dutch section of the Olympics. Bolt, who is himself more than six feet of lean muscle, beat out other studly contenders Walter Dix of the US, top collegiate sprinter Richard Thompson of Trinidad and Tobago, and former world record holder Asafa Powell, also of Jamaica.

Bolt’s jubilant victory lap and triumphant wave of the Jamaican flag has edged out Cool Runnings as the best Olympics-related moment for the country.

Now it’s your turn: Nominate your own Olympic Stud of the Day* — or second ours — below. (Then click here to check out our winning Studs from the previous days in Beijing.)

* Not just a man or woman who turns us on. (Necessarily.)

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  • Victory Lap?

    If only it was a single lap. He spent 10x more time running around posing and preening than he did running the race. Try winning with grace every once in a while.

  • Victory Lap?

    If only it was a single lap. He spent 10x more time running around posing and preening than he did running the race. Try winning with grace every once in a while.

  • AA

    Another good choice on the Bolt pick! I still feel bad for you guys that NBC apparently doesn’t show it live. Just watched the women’s 100M this morning, and it was a great race too! I’m going to go patriotic today and nominate as my OSOTD the men’s 8 rowing team from Canada. They are fine.

  • AA

    Ha! Just read Victory Lap’s comment. I was wondering how long it would take for people to judge Bolt on his swagger. All I can say to any American making that comment: Pot Kettle Black.

    • Taylor

      AA,what does pot kettle black mean?

  • nerakami

    It is great when individuals can be themselves. Not everyone has the same temperament and we shouldn’t want them to…. Bolt is an extrovert hence his antics. I for one am happy that he is being himself… preen if you want to my friend, being the fastest man on earth earns you the right to thine own self… be true… CONGRATULATIONS !

  • Mjimen

    Who cares about grace. He just broke a world record, just won gold, is fastest runner in the world, is only 21. He has every right to be jubilant, cocky-call it what you want. He was so happy and ecstatic and you can see it in his face. I was so happy for him I even got goosebumps all over my arms during his victory lap.

  • sdk

    I wish he wouldn’t have pulled up to celebrate before he got to the finish. I would have loved to see how much he would have smashed the record by! Amazing run…and as far as the posing and preening, I think that’s just a side effect of being a 100 meter sprinter. Do you remember Maurice Greene?

  • Tom

    I agree with sdk. You just won an Olympic gold medal, take as many victory laps as you want. But wait to celebrate until after you cross the finish line. He could shaved maybe a tenth of a second if he kept running.
    I want to mention two ladies from the marathon. Romanian Constantina Dita-Tomescu. She had an amazing lead and held it to the finish line. Also, Paula Radcliffe of Britain. I don’t remember her story from Athens, but watching her last night finish the race in obvious pain was quite inspiring.

  • Cedric

    Bolt was so arrogant. I rather’ve seen Dana Torres as OSOTD.

  • Wanro Hayes

    What other words could describe what I thought while watching the Olympics last night and Bolt ran the race!!! I have never ever seen anything like that in my life!!! Bolt my man, I am a huge rugby fan, but you made me become a new fan of athletics.
    Cheers brother

  • asj

    Amazing run….total domination by Bolt, and he wasn’t even trying hard! H’es got a very bright future ahead of him…

  • Ndataura

    Utter brilliance, sheer talent, blind pride and plain stupidity. Well done, Bolt!

  • anonymous

    you could add/nominate Phelps.

  • Jerry

    It’s stunning that people are criticizing Bolt for not “smashing the record”. Excuse me, but who ran the race? Whose record was it, any of yours? No, it was Bolt’s race, Bolt’s record, and Bolt runs for one reason; to win. He says that repeatedly, and also tells all of you voyeurs that he has plenty of time to work on “records”. The guy is 21 years old, you haven’t heard the last of him, and I for one pray he retains his youthful exuberance. God knows the world could use more of it. About him “pulling up”: Since he won, you have no beef. Since he actually broke his own record, you all look like asses.

  • Lucy

    How about the fellow from Tunisia (sorry, can’t spell his name!) who won the 1500m freestyle. Wow.

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