Usain Bolt flattened by cameraman on Segway

Usain Bolt reacts after a cameraman on a segway crashed into him in the final of the men's 200 metres event/ Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Usain Bolt reacts after a cameraman on a segway crashed into him in the final of the men's 200 metres event/ Picture: AFP/Getty Images

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USAIN Bolt cemented his status as the world’s best sprinter earlier today after winning a fourth 200m World Championship gold in Beijing – but a cameraman on a Segway managed to get the better of him on the track.

As the Jamaican athlete strolled inside the Bird’s Nest stadium to acknowledge the crowd, a cameraman riding the two-wheeled scooter alongside him clipped a railing and veered directly into Bolt.

Caught completely unawares, Bolt was swept onto his back by the Segway, but managed to roll back onto his feet before checking on his unwitting assailant’s welfare.

“It took me out pretty well,” Bolt said. “But I’m okay. No issues so I’m happy about it.”

Bolt beat his American rival, Justin Gatlin, to the 200m title in China with a time of 19.55 seconds despite concerns over his fitness.

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