Usain Bolt: “My best medal is called Olympia”

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He is still the fastest man in the world even if he hasn’t raced for years, but his biggest victory is his family. “My best medal is called Olympia,” he said Usain Bolt interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport. It is no coincidence, however, that he gave his daughter an Olympic name, he who from the games brought home eight golds by winning 100 and 200 for three consecutive Olympics: Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016.

They are still his i record of the world of 100 and 200 meters: 9 “58 and 19” 19. It is difficult for anyone to beat them. Bolt left racing in 2017 and the records hold. He is convinced that for years still no one will drop below 9 seconds in the hundred meters.

For him, now 34, records and victories matter less than girl born in May 2020. «It has been a long time since I wanted to be a father and I am very happy. Our baby is beautiful, worth more than a gold medal. It makes me smile and it’s the most beautiful thing in the world ».

It’s called Olympia Lightning, yes the Olympics and the lightning bolt. «It was my mother who chose that name and I said to her: ‘so you are pushing her to do athletics, with that name everyone will immediately think of the Olympics.’ But I won’t be the one to force it: we’ll see what happens. ” Now try to spend as much time with her as possible, “to teach her the right things and to make her grow well. I try to support it as much as possible ».

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Is there something missing from the life of an athlete? “I miss the adrenaline of competition, the competition I loved, racing against the best and being in a stadium full of people. Things that made me shiver every time. I have always found those moments beautiful ». Now he supports Argentina, but prefers Ronaldo to Messi and knows he is one of the legends of sport. “I have always dreamed of being named together with great champions such as Diego Armando Maradona, Pele, Muhammad Ali and such champions”.

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