Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100 meter semifinal.
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica competes in the Men's 100 meter semifinal.

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Usain Bolt finished the men's 100m semi-final with a 9.86 second win.

Bolt went on to take gold for the men's 100m final, making Olympic history.

Bolt photographed grinning cheekily over his shoulder spawned internet memes.

CNN —  

Take a moment to enjoy that photo. Really take it in.

Usain Bolt showed an expectant Rio crowd what he was made of and he didn’t disappoint.

He sailed through the men’s 100m semi-final, securing a very respectable 9.86 finish and went on to make Olympic history by winning gold in the final.

Only nanoseconds from the finish, Bolt was snapped flashing a cheeky smirk over his shoulder at his slower opponent.

It was a smirk made for Internet memes. Here are some of the funniest.

So fast is he, that he can afford to smile, says one.

Bolt even had time to take a quick selfie before he crossed the line.

“That Usain Bolt picture is giving me life right now!” exclaims one user, echoing the feelings of many across the Internet.

This commenter’s tweet illustrates how we all feel when we dream about being ahead in the game of life.

His smirk: When you hit that sweet spot with a well placed, provocative tweet.

“If Usain were chasing Pokemon Go, it would be Game Over for the planet,” one commenter opines.

And the winner? Hat tip to the man himself.

Bolt dedicated his triumph to his beloved country.