Usain Bolt Taken Down —by a Segway

Runner appears unhurt after taking a tumble
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2015 11:03 AM CDT

Usain Bolt took gold in the men's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing today, but while he was still reveling in the victory and waving to the crowd, he got taken down ... by a Segway. A cameraman on a Segway was following Bolt when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled into the runner, knocking his legs out from under him. Bolt fell to the ground, but the BBC reports that he appeared unhurt and "laughed off" the incident. "He tried to kill me!" Bolt said, according to Sky News. "Maybe he was like 'He wins too much, let's take him out!'" (More Usain Bolt stories.)

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