Norwegian journalist outshines Usain Bolt by rapping at press conference

1364078320702It is not often that Usain Bolt is outshone at his own press conference but a Norwegian radio journalist and freestyle rapper managed it in Rio on Monday with a performance which left the Jamaican in stitches.

It is not often that Usain Bolt is outshone at his own press conference but a Norwegian radio journalist and freestyle rapper managed it in Rio on Monday with a performance which left the Jamaican in stitches.

After the usual questions about his rivals and the sport’s doping problems, Nicolay Andre Ramm from NRK radio took the microphone.

“I don’t really have a question, I just want to say I really love you man,” he began, before unleashing his party piece.

“I just want to say, Usain Bolt, you’re my favourite guy, I’m loving your moves and your feet and your style. I hope that you win, I hope that you get the gold ring.”

Bolt, filming it on his phone, loved every minute.

“I was scared to hell,” Ramm said afterwards, adding that he often performs raps about Norwegian athletes on his radio show.

It may well have been the best performance of the Games so far.

(bt)