Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt Photo credit: © Philippe Fitte for IAAF & © Giancarlo Colombo for IAAF

The name Usain Bolt is synonymous with track and field. However, the little boy from Sherwood Content in Trelawny, who made his name through the sport, doesn’t want to same for his child.

Bolt, in an interview with The Times, said he would try to discourage his child from taking part in sports.

“I’m going to say no, initially,” Bolt said while adding if his children insist, “I will support it.”

Bolt, who is the undisputed king of track and field, announced on 23 January that he and Kaci Bennett are expecting a baby.

Bolt is the only athlete to win Olympic 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016). Also, he won two 4×100 relay gold medals.

Bolt, who is the world record holder in the 100m (9.58) and 200m (19.19), explained his reason behind not wanting his children in sports.

“…I think the pressure is going to be too much — especially at the level I left it. It’s going to be tough to follow.”

The holder of 13 World Championships medals, among them 11 gold, added: “You have to wait until they get to a certain age to explain to them that people are going to expect a lot from you, because of what I’ve done in the past,” he added.

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  1. It’s a delicate situation. Ultimately, it’s up to the child’ to decide. Plus, there is always other sports to compete in.

  2. Joke thing that Bolt deh pon…u mek ur food from track and field, so don’t try to stop your child from doing the sport. Mi just no agree with the big man on this one star.

  3. Maybe his child was not born to see his dad run on track…he would have to sho him are her picture video clips from early has four to let him see if him are her would love what is dad did..and want to tyres it for him are her self….its that simple….


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