Usain Bolt Nabs Photographer’s DSLR, Snaps Awesome POV Shots

Ever wonder what it’s like to be the world’s fastest man winning a gold medal at the Olympics? Usain Bolt wants you to know.

After sprinting to victory in the 200m race today, Bolt proceeded to run over to the photographers’ pit, commandeer a Nikon DSLR from one of the photographers, and snap super wide angle views of what he was experiencing. The photographer, Jimmy Wixtröm of Aftonbladet (Scandinavia’s largest paper), left the event with memories of a lifetime and a memory card containing epic images that are the envy of many a sports photographer.

Here are a few of the photographs captured by Bolt, showing fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake joking around, a sea of fans cheering him on, and a wall of photographers trying to capture the moment for their organizations:

Wixtröm is even seen in one of the photographs snapped by Bolt:

You can see the entire slideshow of high-res photos of Bolt and by Bolt over at Aftonbladet.

Update: Here’s a short interview with the photographer (thx ISO 1200!):

Here’s a video showing Bolt doing the photography:

Image credits: Photographs by Jimmy Wixtröm and Usain Bolt

  • pakita_ko_sayo

    cannot all because the camera might get wet and frown from the photographer

  • Robert Lowdon

    it is funny that he choose a Nikon instead of a Canon

  • fairuzyusoff

    F EPIC!

  • Pelle

    Jimmy Wixtröm (the photographer) actually encouraged Bolt to borrow the camera. It wasn’t just Bolt who ran over and grabbed a camera at random. Jimmy has lent his camera to Bolt on two other occacions aswell. So I assume he brought an extra camera with this plan in mind.

  • mlcred

    ‘Cause he’s Jamaican, Mon :-)

  • Russ Beinder

    That’s why Nikon has four custom settings banks. You just have be ready with the “Bolt” presets.

  • swanseabaggie

    We ALL won man!

  • Chris Hashmi

    But did he caption wire syndicate etc ? …

  • andrew galea

    He is really a one off!
    Well done Mr. Bolt.

  • Amadeus Hellequin

    You have to feel sorry for the Jamaican police. “Okay we have never caught anybody. Ever.”

  • Daniel

    It’s actually the 3rd time that Bolt took pictures with Wixtröms camera :P

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  • Ronald Santerre

    He seems to love Nikon :-)

  • Ronald Santerre

    Black lenses instead of white lol