Usain Bolt might be the fastest man on Earth, but he’s cocky and arrogant as fuck. This is why I will never like him.
Jesse Owens, however… THAT is an athlete. And not only did he win 4 gold medals and become the most decorated Olympian at the 1936 games, but he did it in the face of Adolph Hitler. The Nazis hosted the Olympics that summer, and Hitler himself said that nobody would beat his athletes because they were part of the superior Aryan race and were genetically perfect.
Not only did Owens destroy every single one of them in every single event, but he remained humble about it. In his podium speech, he simply said, “To those of you who laughed at me, thank you… The competition was grand, and I’m very glad to have come out on top. Thank you very kindly.”
I will never respect Usain Bolt.