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Usain Bolt knocked down in Beijing - in pictures

A TV cameraman drives into Usain Bolt of Jamaica after the men"s 200m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird"s Nest, in Beijing, China, 27 August 2015. Image copyright EPA

Usain Bolt was knocked down by a cameraman in Beijing on Thursday night, shortly after winning a race.

Bolt was celebrating his win in the 200m sprint at the World Athletics Championships when the cameraman lost control of his motorised scooter as it rolled over a post and crashed into the runner's legs.

The Jamaican did a backward roll and got back on his feet - he briefly rubbed his ankle before continuing to celebrate with fans.

He later told reporters: "Accidents happen. I have a few cuts but it is nothing that I have never done to myself in training. I will be all right."

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The two men came face to face again on Friday when the cameraman presented Bolt with a gift, said to be a friendship bracelet, to apologise for the accident.

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