Only a few things that Usain Bolt could do in the immediate wake of his gold medal 200-meter run that could create a headline as big as the one he earned in that race.
Calling out the most decorated American track athlete of all-time is one of them.
In his post-race press conference, Bolt went after Lewis, saying he had “no respect” for the man anymore. Why? Because Lewis has been critical of Bolt’s ability in the past, even as early as a few weeks saying he didn’t think Bolt could match his then-unmatched accomplishment: winning back-to-back golds in the 100 meters.
Bolt did that, did it faster then Lewis, then four days later, on Thursday night, got the 200 gold.
“I’m going to say something controversial. Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him,” Bolt said. “The things he says about the track athletes are very downgrading. I think he’s just looking for attention because nobody really talks about him. I’ve lost all respect for him. All respect.”
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