New Delhi: Soon after he crushed his opponents in the 200m final at World Athletics Championships on Thursday, the action continued for Usain Bolt as he was first run-over by a cameraman on a segway, post which a spectator ran away with his spikes.
Bolt, who made a mockery of Justin Gatlin and other opponents by winning the 200m race in 19.55 seconds, said that he had given his spikes to a spectator who ran away with it.
“When I jumped over the fence I gave a guy who was calling me my spikes to hold,” he said.
“When I did my interview I looked around and he was gone, he was just running.”
The segway accident happened when the cameraman came too close to Bolt, while he posed for photos following his gold medal run in the 200 metres in Beijing.
The cameraman bumped into a fixed railing and went flying off backwards, shooting the scooter into Bolt’s legs from behind and sending the Jamaican crashing to the ground.
Bolt has now won an astonishing 11 of the last 12 individual world and Olympic sprint titles since he shot to fame at the 2008 Beijing Games.