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So how did Usain Bolt’s photos turn out?

Usain Bolt turned the tables on the hordes of photographers who shoot his every move by borrowing one of press pack's cameras to take snaps of them and record his golden moment after winning the 200m in London.

The Jamaican legend had just crossed the line ahead of compatriots Yohan Blake and Warren Weir to secure a unique Olympic sprint 'double-double' - and he clearly wanted to document the momentous occasion for himself.

A Swedish photographer was kind enough to lend his expensive apparatus to Bolt, who then started to take shots of the massed ranks of photographers as well as his close friend Blake to the delight of the fans inside the Olympic Stadium.

It is not the first time Bolt has borrowed Sportbladet snapper Jimmy Wixtröm's camera - he pulled the same stunt after winning gold at the world championships in Daegu and then again during a workout in Rome.

But how did his photographs come out? Well, judge for yourself below...

All photographs by Usain Bolt (copyright: Rex Features)



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