Twitter misses Andre de Grasse and Usain Bolt's Rio 'bromance' as Canadian wins 200m gold

Usain Bolt's 'top spot' was taken over by Andre de Grasse and the Internet is missing their bromance


                            Twitter misses Andre de Grasse and Usain Bolt's Rio 'bromance' as Canadian wins 200m gold
Andre de Grasse of Canada and Usain Bolt of Jamaica react as they compete in the Men's 200m Semifinals at the Rio Olympic Games (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Andre de Grasse just made a Canadian record with his timing as he finished first place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics men's 200m race. But even in the wake of de Grasse's ecstatic win, the internet can't help but miss that bromance he shared with Usain Bolt at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

With Bolt having retired after nabbing gold after gold since the 2008 Olympics, de Grasse is the first man to have replaced his place on the podium. And strange as it was to not see the Jamaican sprinter heading at lightning speed ahead of the rest of his competitors, de Grasse's win has become a joy for Canadian fans who are celebrating on Twitter. The majority of them, however, are missing Bolt on the track, smiling next to de Grasse the way he had at the 2016 Olympics.

Sprinting much, much farther ahead than the rest of their competitors at the Rio Olympics men's 200m semi-final, Bolt and de Grasse shared a quick glance at each other. There was a sparkle in their eyes as they smiled at each other right before they crossed the finish line. Bolt won the race, of course, and de Grasse quickly followed. The two gave everybody further bromance goals with a half embrace as Bolt wrapped his arm around de Grasse, walking to the podium with their respective nation's flags wrapped around their bodies.

Andre de Grasse of Canada (L) and Usain Bolt of Jamaica (2nd-L) react after competing in the Men's 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

After that unexpectedly wow moment in the Olympics, Bolt had told BBC: "He was supposed to slow down. I said, 'What are you doing, it's a semi-final?' But I think he wanted to push me. I was a bit lazy, but I got round." de Grasse also confirmed, "We were just having fun. I just wanted to go out there and push him to his limits a bit." And the internet misses it.

"I watched Andre De Grasse and Usain Bolt's bromance in the 200m in Rio, and now the student became the master. Congratulations on the Olympic Gold medal, Andre!" tweeted one exuberant supporter. Another chimed in: "What a huge moment in time for De Grasse. After continuously being put in his place by Usain Bolt for so long. He has been blessed by Bolt’s departure to finally get his golden glory. Congrats!!" One user touted de Grasse keeping his promise, tweeting: "Andre De Grasse said he would take over after Usain .. boy did it took the 200 after Usain stopped running .. Go Boy".