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Bolt fans celebrate in Rio and Jamaica

Sunday, August 21 2016 by SNTV
  • Dozens of Jamaican fans gathered at House Jamaica in Rio and Kingston in Jamaica to watch Usain Bolt's last race.

    Fans of Usain Bolt celebrated the stars final Olympic race in style at Jamaica house in Rio, where the carnival atmosphere continued into the night.

    The party mood was also prevalent in Bolt's native Jamaica, where fans gathered in Kingston to celebrate their idol.

    Fans in Rio and Kingston paid tribute to Bolt.

    VOXPOP (English) name not given:
    "He is pride of our island and we are so proud of him. He has done well, he has turned the word "Jaminate" into something. This is something that we will not see again in our lifetime. Lightning. We are so proud of you, Usain. Awesome! You did Jamaica well."

    SOUNDBITE: (English) Paul Fuller, tourist from Spanish Town in Jamaica:
    "Usain is the greatest of all time. He's put Jamaica on the map. There is nobody, the only person that I can remember that has been this influential maybe Bob Marley for Jamaica, and we are so proud of them. Everyone born in Jamaica, even is first, second, or third generation, are so, so proud of Usain Bolt right now."

    Bolt's triple triple has to go down as one of the greatest Olympic achievements ever.

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