Despite all the noise that has surrounded the Ryan Lochte mess, Usain Bolt has been so good that when he’s performing, nothing else matters. Thursday night was a perfect example of that.

The Jamaican won his third consecutive Olympic 200 meters after getting off to a fast start. The race was never in question, and Bolt essentially jogged to the finish line making everybody else behind him look silly.

This is just absurd:

There’s not many things in sports that make you stop what you’re doing or alter your schedule, but Bolt is certainly one of those things. Bolt finished with a time of 19.78, with Canadian Andre De Grasse taking the silver with a 20.02, and Christophe Lemaitre of France taking bronze with 20.12.

So, for normal human beings, De Grasse and Lemaitre took first and second place. Bolt is in a class of his own.

Bolt has one last event, the 4×100 meter relay on Friday night, which is always an exciting event. It has to be, when the greatest sprinter of all time is participating.

About Harry Lyles Jr.

Harry Lyles Jr. is an Atlanta-based writer, and a Georgia State University graduate.