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Fan blows chance of lifetime to get selfie with Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt (Pic: @JakeyQPR)

Usain Bolt and his team-mates on the Jamaican 4x100m relay team charmed the whole of Glasgow as they waved, grinned, kissed, cuddled and - most importantly - posed for selfies with fans after winning the gold medal on Saturday night.

But one fan's once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to nab a picture with the most famous athlete on the planet backfired in spectacularly miserable fashion.

Jake Spencer was among the crowd in the front at Hampden Park, and was thrilled when Bolt stopped to pose with him for a snap.

Unable to believe his luck, Spencer grabbed his phone and snapped away as the superstar world record holder leaned back into the crowd next to Jake to let him record the moment for posterity.

After the snap was taken Bolt trotted away, leaving Jake to look at his phone... at which point, this is the view that greeted him.

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Pic: @JakeyQPR

Yes, Jake managed the amazing feat of having the wrong camera selected on his phone - meaning that instead of pointing at him and Bolt, he grabbed a blurry, empty photo of a few yards of Glaswegian running track.

We know what you're thinking. We were thinking it too: surely this could have been anyone at any time, trackside at the Commonwealth Games, claiming to in the manner of one of those "Edinburgh at Night" postcards. After all, surely Jake would have seen on his phone's screen that he had the wrong camera selected?

But there are enough other pics of Bolt posted by Jake that it's clear that he was there. So this definitely seems legitimate.

And, therefore, funny and heartbreaking in equal measure.

Okay, so that's not true. It's not heartbreaking at all. Just funny. Except for Jake.

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