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Usain Bolt's Olympic Smile Mid-Race Takes Over The Internet

08/15/2016 11:24 EDT | Updated 08/15/2016 11:59 EDT

Usain Bolt's unfathomable speed usually makes the headlines during the Summer Olympics, but this time the Jamaican athlete's grin stole the spotlight.

During the men's 100-metre sprint semifinal on Sunday, Bolt somehow found the time to smile for the cameras as he sped ahead the competition.

And the photo is incredible.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the men's 100-metre semifinal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug. 14, 2016. (Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Naturally, Bolt's cool and collected stance sent fans wild. And by wild we mean it invited memes galore:






Bolt went on to win the final, capturing his third consecutive gold medal in the event, while Canada's Andre De Grasse grabbed bronze.

The 21-year-old Canadian track star praised Bolt's athletic prowess as a source of inspiration — and frustration.

"(Bolt) always motivates me to come out there and try to beat him, but he's just a different beast, a different animal. I just know I've got to work a lot harder if I want to beat him next year,'' De Grasse said.

With a file from The Canadian Press

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