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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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.