Andre De Grasse And Usain Bolt Have A Bond, And It's Awesome

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So, you probably know something monumental went down Sunday night.

In the men's Olympic 100-metre sprint, reigning Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt from Jamaica made it a three-peat with a 9.81 time, USA's Justin Gatlin scored silver with 9.89 seconds, and Canada's Andre De Grasse ran a personal best to capture bronze at 9.91 seconds.

It was an incredible race - if you blinked twice you would've missed it, and also the obvious camaraderie between Bolt and De Grasse that made it all the more heartwarming.

Luckily, there are photos.

In the semi-final earlier that night, Bolt, 29, came first and De Grasse, 21, came second in their qualifying heat:

andre de grasse usain boltJamaica's Usain Bolt (R) and Canada's Andre De Grasse (2R) compete in the Men's 100-metre semi-final in Rio, Aug. 14, 2016. (Photo:ANTONIN THUILLIER/AFP/Getty)

They ran beside each other and there were mutual congrats extended after they finished:

andre de grasse usain boltThere was a little fist bump that happened (this isn't quite it, but it did happen) (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty)

andre de grasse usain boltThe props went both ways. (Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


andre de grasse usain boltGenuine. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty)

Then came the final.

De Grasse and Bolt ran in adjacent lanes again.

andre de grasse usain boltDe Grasse on the left, Bolt on the right this time. (Photo: Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Bolt came up from the pack to blaze into a first-place finish — with Gatlin and De Grasse close behind.

andre de grasse usain boltThe men's 100-metre final. Not intimidating at all. (Photo: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

And after the race, big hugs and smiles:

andre de grasse usain boltHug. (Photo: JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images)

And lots of praise from Bolt to De Grasse:

The feeling is definitely mutual.

andre de grasse usain bolt(Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)

andre de grasse usain boltYup. (Photo: OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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