In an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds, Usain Bolt proved that he is still the fastest man on the planet when he sprinted to glory Sunday night.
And drawing in a global TV audience of about two billion viewers, the sportsman was definitely flying sky high following the 100-metre sprint. But it was Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm who proved to be the cherry on the top of a wonderful evening when she stopped to take a picture with him. Make-up free and wearing a grey trilby with a grey jacket, the 38-year-old looks cool and collected as she stands next to the world's fastest man. Whereas as Bolt, who appears to be wearing two coats, looked delighted to be posing the pop star. The caption on the image read: "Just showing off! He was very excited to meet Sporty Spice! #Bolt".
On Sunday, the 25 year-old Jamaican answered all the questions about his fitness and state of mind to retain his 100-metre sprint crown. Billed as 'the greatest' race of London 2012, and certainly the most anticipated, Bolt made sure it was a good one. Running the second fastest time ever, Usain beat his fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake, who claimed silver with a time of 9.75, and American Justin Gatlin, who won bronze in 9.79. Left trailing were Americans Tyson Gay who placed fourth and Ryan Bailey who placed fifth.
Among those cheering the athletes on were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, who joined in a standing ovation. London Mayor Boris Johnson was also in the stadium, and on Twitter Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson was quick to send out his congratulations. He tweeted: "Unbelievable Usain! Surely the greatest ever. Congratulations to Jamaica, look forward to celebrating when I'm next there."
Humbled by the overwhelming amount of support he had received from fans in the build up to last night's showing, Bolt posted a touching message in honour of his fans. He wrote: "Thanks to all the fans for supporting and believing. You have been a part of the journey.. 'To the World Me Say'". He then made a special shout out to Asafa Powell who hurt himself during the race. His tweet read: "Respect bossy..hope u get well soon.. You started this Jamaican take over @officialasafa:" Celebrities such as Alexandra Burke and model Jourdan Dunn gathered at PUMA YARD, a pop up bar in Brick Lane honouring the Jamaican sprinter and his country, open for the seventeen days and nights of Olympics.
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Giving him something else to smile about: Usain Bolt beams as he poses with Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm.
Usain had plenty of support.
Celebrity support: Jourdan Dunn and Alexandra Burke celebrated Usain's triumph at Puma Yard at The Boiler House Brick Lane Sunday night.
Champion again: Jamaica's Usain Bolt crossed the finish line to win gold at the men's 100-metre final in the Olympic Stadium in London.
Star attractions: Jamaican sprinters Bolt (right) and Blake (left) were mobbed by fans after winning gold and silver in the race.