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Class Act: Usain Bolt Drops Everything to Honor U.S. National Anthem


Jamaican sprinter and four-time Olympic gold medalist Usain St. Leo Bolt is one classy guy.

As American Sanya Richards-Ross awaited her gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, the “Star Spangled Banner” began to play. At the same time, Bolt was being interviewed by a Spanish journalist.

This is where it gets good.

Instead of continuing along and talking about, well, whatever he was talking about, Bolt halts the interview, asks the reporter to be respectful of the moment, and stands in silence to honor the U.S. national anthem and Richards-Ross’ victory.

"So cool," writes's Kate Hicks.

"As much as I love watching the USA take the gold in as many events as possible, that is what the Olympics are all about: sportsmanship and respect. Congrats to both Richards-Ross and the aptly-named Bolt!" she adds.

Very cool, indeed.

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