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Saturday was a big day for Neymar, who scored Brazil’s only goal and converted the decisive penalty kick in Brazil’s thrilling victory over Germany in the Olympic gold-medal game.

The free kick was truly a sight to behold.

But just as notable as Neymar’s remarkable free-kick goal was how he chose to celebrate it. With Usain Bolt watching from a suite above the field, Neymar did his best impression of the Jamaican sprinter, leaning back and pointing up the way Bolt famously does after races.

The gesture began as what looked like a dab but transformed into a pretty unmistakable nod to the world’s fastest man.

Bolt, a noted soccer fan, clearly appreciated the homage.

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