Chris Gayle and Usain Bolt are two of the most famous sporting icons to be born in Jamaica and while one is busy plying his trade for the West Indies on the cricket field, the other is also equally busy having a good time and enjoying the luxuries of life post retirement from athletics.
Sprint king and the fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt is having the time of his life since retiring from the sport earlier this year.
Bolt doesn’t have to train for track and field events anymore which is why the 31-year-old is living it up in style in his hometown in Kingston, Jamaica.
Bolt recently posted a couple of pictures on his Facebook page where he could be seen driving a motor boat with a glass in hand, which could be safely assumed wasn’t filled with a non-alcoholic beverage. Bolt captioned the post, “Winter in Jamaica”.
Bolt retired from the sport after the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London in August. People from all time zones waited with bated breath to see a gold medal hung around the neck of the greatest sprinter of all time.
But Justin Gatlin had other plans. Bolt could not ensure a fairytale ending as he could only manage a bronze in the men’s 100-metre event.
But it was the final race in his career, the men’s 4×100-metre relay, which ended in disastrous fashion as Bolt suffered a hamstring injury about fifteen steps into the final homestretch.
The World’s Fastest Man skittered to a stop – hopping, skipping, jumping, then finally dropping to the ground and tumbling forward before coming to a rest.
He was certainly every bit as stunned as any of the 60,000-plus who packed the stadium, or the millions watching one of the world’s most entertaining showmen make his final curtain call as Britain went on to beat the United States in a tight finish.
Bolt was helped into a wheelchair, but eventually got to his feet and, assisted by his teammates, limped gingerly across the finish line. He gave a few waves to the crowd, then left for the trainer’s room, and with that, left track and field forever.
Bolt mentioned later that he raced for the final time for his fans who wanted him to stay for another season.
“No regrets,” Bolt insisted, long after a result that stunned a pumped-up crowd
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Author: Uche Atuma