Usain Bolt Halts Interview to Observe US National Anthem

How about a little Monday afternoon feelgood thread? No? Well, here’s one anyway…

Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States took the gold in the women’s 400 meter sprint today. At the beginning of the medal ceremony, a reporter from Spain’s TVE was interviewing the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt of Jamaica. The Star Spangled Banner started playing while the reporter tried to keep the interview going, resulting in Bolt shushing her with a reminder that an anthem had begun. Very cool. If it had been an NBC reporter, this would have been just a little more satisfying:

Olympic Bonus: Here’s another reason to like Gabby Douglas… lefties are finding her faith “unnerving” — probably much in the same way Bolt’s gesture unnerved America-hating Berkeley progs.

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