Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is getting viral attention . . . but, for something he did 4 years ago

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who’s a huge sensation at the games of the 31st Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, is getting a lot of attention for something he did four years ago.

Bolt, the fastest person ever timed and the first man to hold both the 100 meter and 200 meter world records, interrupted an interview as a show of respect while a flag was raised and a national anthem was played. And neither the flag, nor the anthem were of his native Jamaica.

That’s right. The flag was the Stars and Stripes and the anthem was “The Star Spangled Banner.” Although the incident took place during a 2012 interview, it shows why “the Lightning Bolt” has gained so much popularity and respect — both on and off the track.

World Star Fans tweeted:

Class act indeed. Now if we could get all the American athletes to show the same respect for their own flag.

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