09 Aug 2012
Usain Bolt Stops Interview to Stand in Silence For the US National Anthem
Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Olympics, Usain Bolt
While American Sanya Richards-Ross was accepting the gold medal for winning the 400-meter dash, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was giving an interview.
The world’s fastest man, a Jamaican who won the 100-meter dash, stopped what he was doing to listen to the Star-Spangled Banner.
Instead of continuing to talk to the interviewer, he turned around, pointed at the flag, and indicated to the reporter that he would like to watch in silence.
Video of Bolt’s interview has gone viral.
Of course, not everybody feels the same way about the American National Anthem.
Washington Times story