Since Rio will be his last Olympics, Usain Bolt wanted to make sure that his final press conference with Team Jamaica was special. While walking onto the stage, Bolt criticized the reception he received, telling the crowd, "First of all, you guys have to clap louder than that."
Bolt immediately set the tone for what would turn into a weird, hilarious, and ultimately memorable press conference. The Jamaican track and field star outlined his goal to "run a sub-19" on the 200-meter dash and shared some kind words towards Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by calling her great and saying, "To know her is an honour.” When the mic was turned over to the reporters in attendance, one person decided to not ask a question and instead break out a freestyle.
During the interview, Usain admitted he isn't just a sprinter. "I’m a sprinter first, but I like to entertain," he said. "It’s my personality, it’s what I do." And that's exactly what he did. Bolt eventually brought out a bunch of samba dancers onto the stage. Usain showed his moves while the dancers brought out the other members from the Jamaican team.
This was either this was all part of Bolt's plan, or he's a quick learner because his samba game was on point.
And just like that, Bolt said goodbye to the Olympics in style.
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