Usain Bolt’s runaway Segway cameraman has, incredibly, NOT been fired

Everyone involved in that crash is fine and still employed, against all the odds


by Emmeline Saunders |

It was a moment frozen in fear. A six-second clip where all of human time stood still, until an Italian commentator – in the most Italian thing that has ever been uttered – shouted “MAMMA MIA!”, presumably while eating pasta and driving dangerously.

We’ve all seen that Vine, right? Poor Usain Bolt, having just won the 200m sprint at the world championships in Beijing, got absolutely floored by a wobbly cameraman on a Segway.

It’s something we’ve all done, really, isn’t it? We’ve all been that cameraman, chugging along, making a success of life when BAM! We drive £17,600 worth of recording equipment into the calves of the world’s fastest-ever athlete.

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And the best thing about it? Better even than the lightening-quick response of Bolt to just style it out, untangle his legs and power himself back up via a roly-poly? The camera guy still has a job today.

Sing Tao, as the Guardian reports, managed to get close enough to Usain again to apologise, and he even gave the sprinter a lucky charm to wear around his wrist.

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“The important thing is that he is OK. I’m fine and ready to get back to work,” Song explained.

Usain even made a joke of it afterwards, telling one interviewer that his rival Justin Gatlin must have paid the cameraman to take 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!’”

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Dunno about you, but every time we suspect anything slightly dangerous from here on out, we're yelling "MAMMA MIAA!" at the top of our lungs.

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