Usain the “lightning” Bolt on Sunday became an instrument of commotion at the JFK Airport Terminal, New York City as people were hurriedly evacuated for what was thought as gunshots but mere banging after the athlete recorded his 3rd consecutive victory in 100-metres race.
After the initial panic, police investigation reveals to the contrary what was reported earlier as gunfire but it was the history making Bolt that triggered the clapping and banging at the airport.
Authority says the panic call came in at 9:30 p.m., which is about the same time Bolt recorded his victory at the Rio Olympics winning the coveted gold medal in 100-meter race. Although there was no injury reported, but activities were suspended to ascertain the impact of the panic.
Usain Bolt became the first man in history to win gold in the 100-metre sprint in 3 consecutive Olympic Games. Unlike his previous record breaking feat, Bolt managed to put up 9.80-second performance to claim gold.