It’s Official: Usain Bolt shoots Nikon… and he’s pretty good

    By | News | 10/08/2012 09:35am
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    Usain Bolt poses with sports photographer's Nikon DSLR

    Image copyright Jimmy Wixtrom

    Usain Bolt has confirmed what many N-Photo readers have long suspected: the sprinting legend prefers Nikon.

    Photographer Jimmy Wixtrom smiles for the camera... his camera

    Image Credit: Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet

    Moments after his historic win in the men’s 200m at the London Olympics, Bolt strolled past the track-side pit of sports photographers and snatched a Nikon D4 from pro snapper Jimmy Wixtrom (seen grinning in the image above).

    Wixtrom, who shoots for Aftonbladet, Scandinavia’s largest newspaper, happily handed over his D4 and watched as Bolt snapped photos of fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake and of the track-side photographers, themselves.

    Fellow sprinter Yohan Blake hams it up for Usain Bolt's camera

    Image Credit: Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet

    Bolt, who passed by at least five Canon DSLRs to get to Wixtrom’s Nikon, had previously declined to pose for Wixtrom and instead promised the photographer he would get his picture after the final, Wixtrom said.

    Yohan Blake poses for Usain Bolt

    Image Credit: Usain Bolt / Aftonbladet

    You can watch a video of the amazing moment over on Aftonbladet’s website.

    It is not known whether Bolt plans his own career in sports photography after his final Olympics in Rio in 2016.

    Via: PetaPixel, DigitalTrends


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