• Usain Bolt secured his second triumph at the World Championships in Beijing with victory in the men’s 200 metres  
  • There was drama on the lap of honour afterwards when the Jamaican was run over by a cameraman riding a Segway
  • But Bolt accepted an apology on Friday at the Bird’s Nest   

Jack Gaughan for MailOnline

No hard feelings was the order of Usain Bolt’s day as he sought out the TV cameraman who felled him after Thursday’s 200 metres final in Beijing. 

The Jamaican was unceremoniously dumped on his backside immediately after clinching another World Championship gold, the broadcast journalist Tao Song losing his balance on a Segway and thundering into him. 

Bolt had comfortably beaten two-time drug cheat Justin Gatlin to claim another gold before the unfortunate incident occurred.  

Usain Bolt shakes the hand of the TV cameraman who flew into him while on a Segway at the Bird's Nest in Beijing

Usain Bolt shakes the hand of the TV cameraman who flew into him while on a Segway at the Bird’s Nest in Beijing

Broadcast journalist Tao Song gave Bolt a bracelet by way of apology on Friday in Beijing
Broadcast journalist Tao Song gave Bolt a bracelet by way of apology on Friday in Beijing

Broadcast journalist Tao Song gave Bolt a bracelet by way of apology on Friday inside the Bird’s Nest

The world's photographers were very keen to get a slice of the action as bulbs flashed close by

The world’s photographers were very keen to get a slice of the action as bulbs flashed close by

Bolt was all smiles with Song, although almost forgot to shake the man's hand after his apology

Bolt was all smiles with Song, although almost forgot to shake the man’s hand after his apology

Bolt made a beeline for the TV cameraman during the medal ceremony after yet another winning performance in the 200 metres

Bolt made a beeline for the TV cameraman during the medal ceremony after yet another winning performance in the 200 metres

Bolt celebrated his victory on the track and had been closely followed by a cameraman on an electric Segway on Thursday

Bolt celebrated his victory on the track and had been closely followed by a cameraman on an electric Segway on Thursday

As Bolt stops to celebrate in front of supporters in the stands, the cameraman rides into Bolt
Song was back on the Segway the next day

There was drama on the lap of honour afterwards when Bolt avoided serious injury, but Song was back on the Segway the next day

The cameraman took him out from behind and Bolt’s legs were taken from underneath him

The cameraman took him out from behind and Bolt’s legs were taken from underneath him

The Segway-riding cameraman was clearly riding too close to Bolt and accidentally clattered into him 

The Segway-riding cameraman was clearly riding too close to Bolt and accidentally clattered into him 

The 29-year-old was toppled by the cameraman and took a painful-looking tumble after he was taken out 

The 29-year-old was toppled by the cameraman and took a painful-looking tumble after he was taken out 

Before the drama, Bolt's time of 19.55sec was the fastest  in the world this year 

Before the drama, Bolt’s time of 19.55sec was the fastest in the world this year 

Bolt jogged through the line beating his clenched fists against his chest as he defeated drugs cheat Gatlin

Bolt jogged through the line beating his clenched fists against his chest as he defeated drugs cheat Gatlin

He and Gatlin were level with 80m to go but Bolt executed his trademark kick to accelerate clear and comfortably win with Gatlin second

He and Gatlin were level with 80m to go but Bolt executed his trademark kick to accelerate clear and comfortably win with Gatlin second

And the 29-year-old made sure he spoke to the TV operator on Friday – even being given a bracelet by way of apology. 

In a jovial press conference beneath the Bird’s Nest, Bolt joked the cameraman who crashed into him may have been paid by ex-doper Gatlin, beaten into the silver medal position for a second time in one week.

A barefoot Bolt was facing the stands saluting fans when the TV cameraman lost control of the motorised board he was riding and hit the sprinter from behind.

Bolt fell backwards on to the cameraman but escaped serious injury. ‘I don’t have my legs insured but I might think about it after that,’ he said. ‘He took the worst of it so I checked he was OK and he said sorry as much as he could. He may have hit his head. I have a few cuts but I’m fine.’ 

On a bizarre evening, a security guard tried to run off with Bolt’s spikes.

All this came just after he had been knocked off his feet by a TV cameraman who lost control of the Segway he was ‘driving’.

Immediately after the race Bolt took off his spikes and started on his lap of honour draped in a Jamaican flag. He explained: ‘I gave one of the guys who were following me my spikes to hold when I started to do my interviews and when I turned round he was gone, so I was shouting “Bring my spikes back”. I didn’t know where he was going.’

Bolt poses for photographs as he enjoys his success after winning gold in the men's 200m to add to his 100m title in Beijing 

Bolt poses for photographs as he enjoys his success after winning gold in the men’s 200m to add to his 100m title in Beijing 

An aerial view of Jamaica's Bolt kissing the track after crossing the finish line to win gold at the Beijing World Championships

An aerial view of Jamaica’s Bolt kissing the track after crossing the finish line to win gold at the Beijing World Championships

Jamaican sprinter Bolt (pictured holding the back of his left leg following the clash) was assisted by a member of staff 

Jamaican sprinter Bolt (pictured holding the back of his left leg following the clash) was assisted by a member of staff 

Then an over-zealous fan (centre) was chased down the track and wrestled to the ground by security guards after leaping a barrier

Then an over-zealous fan (centre) was chased down the track and wrestled to the ground by security guards after leaping a barrier

Minutes after having his feet swiped away by a Segway-riding photographer, Bolt was approached by the supporter wanting a photograph

Minutes after having his feet swiped away by a Segway-riding photographer, Bolt was approached by the supporter wanting a photograph

The supporter was allowed to run onto the track and attempt to take a selfie with Bolt before he was stopped 

The supporter was allowed to run onto the track and attempt to take a selfie with Bolt before he was stopped 

After recovering from his clash with the Segway-riding photographer, Bolt assures the steward he is fine to continue his celebrations

After recovering from his clash with the Segway-riding photographer, Bolt assures the steward he is fine to continue his celebrations

In true Bolt style, the Jamaican sprinter borrows a selfie stick and takes a picture

In true Bolt style, the Jamaican sprinter borrows a selfie stick and takes a picture

Another angle shows Bolt taking the selfie as photographers from the stands take snaps of the world champion

Another angle shows Bolt taking the selfie as photographers from the stands take snaps of the world champion

After clinching another memorable gold at this year's World Championships, Bolt enjoys his victory with supporters and takes more selfies

After clinching another memorable gold at this year’s World Championships, Bolt enjoys his victory with supporters and takes more selfies

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