Here's the origin of Usain Bolt's signature victory pose

  • Briana Altergott
1:30 p.m Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 Nation World
Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 100-meter final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Usain Bolt made history Sunday by becoming the first man to win the 100-meter dash in three consecutive Olympics.

He celebrated his big win with his signature move -- the "To Di World" pose.

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Also known as the "Lightning Bolt" or just plain "Bolting," the gesture made its first appearance when the Jamaican runner burst onto the Olympic scene at the 2008 games in Beijing.

By the 2012 London Olympics, it was a full-blown fad.

The move made its way into commercials.

Celebrities from all over the world were doing it.

Even children were giving it a try.

"It's just a pose that I came up with. It's like Michael Jordan has one, (and) I have one now," Bolt told SNTV.

Its origin is surprisingly simple.

The gesture comes from a Jamaican dancehall move that was popular in 2008. Dancehall is a popular music style in Jamaica.

Bolt has said that he's planning to hang up his running shoes for good soon.

But his legacy, including his famous victory pose, won't soon be forgotten.