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28th Aug 2015

Usain Bolt shakes the hand of the cameraman that ‘tried to kill him’

Simon Lloyd

Fresh from claiming World Championship gold in the 200m, Usain Bolt’s celebrations were literally brought crashing down in Beijing this week.

In one of the most bizarre things you’ll see at a sports event, Segway riding cameraman, Song Tao, mows the Jamaican down after colliding with a rail.

Fortunately, Usain Bolt bears no grudges and sees the funny side of it all. The pair were seen shaking hands before Bolt received his medal and Song was even seen giving the sprinter a good luck charm.

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 28: Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica is presented with a gift by Tao Song of CCTV, the segway driver who accidentally collided with him following the Men's 200 metres final, during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200 metres final during day seven of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 28, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

Bolt even joked that his rival, Justin Gatlin, might have paid Song to mow him down.

“He tried to kill me! I don’t know what he was going on. It was like: ‘You are winning too much – take him out!’”