Leave it to Usain Bolt, the ultimate showman, to come up with an original way to get to the top step of the Olympic medal podium: He jumped.
A night after outclassing a stacked field to win his second consecutive Olympic 100-metre title in 9.63 seconds, the second-fastest time in history, Bolt was back in the Olympic Stadium, mugging again for the cameras.
After hopping atop the podium, Bolt spread his arms, then turned and waved to spectators as camera flashes lit up the arena. He mouthed the words as Jamaica's national anthem played.
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of Jamaica's independence from Britain, and Bolt has referred to giving his island nation "a great birthday present" at the Olympics.