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Champ Usain Bolt knocked down by photographer on Segway scooter!

Last updated on: August 28, 2015 01:26 IST
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IMAGE: Usain Bolt of Jamaica is hit by a cameraman on a Segway as he celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships, at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Usain Bolt's 200 metres triumph at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing came at a price. 

The Jamaican took a tumble in bizarre accident after being knocked down by a photographer on Segway scooter.

IMAGE: Usain Bolt of Jamaica, right, falls after being hit by a cameraman, centre, on a Segway as he celebrates after winning the men's 200 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships, at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

The incident happened minutes after the 29-year-old won a fourth straight World title in the 200 meters, with a season best timing (19.55 seconds).

The video of the same is doing the rounds on social media since.

IMAGE: Usain Bolt crouches after being hit by a cameraman on a Segway . Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

Bolt laughed off the incident, though it could have left him injured.

It was the type of drama the Jamaican probably did not expect during his lap of honour.

IMAGE: Usain Bolt, front right, limps after being knocked over by a cameraman on a Segway after winning the men's 200 metres final at the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters

The peerless Jamaican came off with a jaw-dropping display at the Bird's Next stadium, where he shot to fame at the 2008 Olympics.

Kissing his vest and patting his chest before the race, he quickly blew past Justin Gatlin coming into the bend, surging clear to win in a season-leading time.

Gatlin took silver in 19.74 seconds and South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana the bronze in a national record 19.87s. 

"There was no doubt," said Bolt, winner of an astonishing 11 of the last 12 individual World and Olympic sprint titles since he lit up Beijing in 2008.

"I told you guys I will do it. When it comes to the 200 I am a different person."

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