Usain Bolt set to pursue football dream

Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting, and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.

The 31-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medalist, currently recovering from a hamstring injury, accepted there might be some skepticism, but said it had always been his boyhood dream.

“For me it’s a personal goal. I don’t care what people really think about it. I‘m not going to lie to myself.

“I‘m not going to be stupid,” the Jamaican told reporters at the U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

He was speaking before world champion Lewis Hamilton drove him around the Circuit of the Americas in a Mercedes AMG sportscar, sending the car sliding into corners and ending with tyre-smoking spins.

“If I feel I can’t do it, I‘m going to say ‘you know what, forget this’. I‘m not trying to embarrass myself.

“But if I go out there and feel I can do this then I will give it a try. It’s a dream and another chapter of my life,” said Bolt.

“If you have a dream that you always wanted to do, why not try and see where it will go.”

The world’s fastest man has been sponsored by Puma since he was 15 and the German Sportswear Company has a stake in Borussia Dortmund.

Bolt, who retired from athletics after August’s world championships in London, has been invited to spend a week training with the Bundesliga club and he plans to take it up.

“It’s just my hamstring keeping me back right now. In two weeks I can start training again and get back into some shape.

“Then I can really explore the situation,” he said.

“They say the invitation is always open, so it’s all about me getting over my injury and then getting into shape.

“Then I can do the trials and see what level I‘m at.”

A keen Manchester United fan, Bolt doubted manager Jose Mourinho would be on the phone any time soon, but said he had spoken to the club’s former manager Alex Ferguson about his dream.

“He said ‘Alright, get into shape and I’ll see where that goes’,” said the sprinter.

Jamaica, who failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup finals, are currently 59th in the world rankings, leaving Bolt to also muse: “I think I can make the Jamaica team easily. I wouldn’t say they are that good at this point.”REUTERS

It may take 20 years for another athlete to break my record says, Usain Bolt

Despite his sudden retirement after suffering an Injury during the World Championships in London games this year, Usain Bolt is feeling no pressure in retirement.

The only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics,Bolt holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 — both set in Berlin in 2009.

Speaking about his record breaking career,he said

“I think [they’re] going to last a while,” Bolt said during a promotional event in Japan on Tuesday.
“I think our era with Yohan Blake, Justin Gatlin and Asafa Powell and all these guys was the best era of athletes. If it was going to be broken, it would have been broken in this era, so I think I have at least 15 to 20 more years.”“I have nothing to prove, that’s the main reason I left track and field. After you do everything you want there is no reason to stick around,” Bolt said.
As for the next biggest star in track, Bolt said he doesn’t see anyone at the moment who he expects will follow in his footsteps.

“It’s hard for me to pick someone,” Bolt said. “I think what made me stand out was not only the fast times that I ran but my personality that people really enjoyed and loved.
“If you want to be a star in sports and take over a sport you have to let people know who you are as a person, not just as a track athlete.”

Jamaica won only one gold medal at this year’s worlds, a disappointing haul given its success in the last decade. Bolt said his country’s young athletes will have to step up now that he’s gone.

“The biggest thing with Jamaica now is if the youngsters want it,” Bolt said. “Over the years, one thing I’ve learned is you have to want to be great. If you don’t want to be great, it won’t happen.”
“I’ve noticed a lot of the young athletes, as soon as they get their first contract and start making money, they really just don’t care as much anymore,” Bolt said. “A lot of them are satisfied with getting their first contract, going out and making their first team. If they are satisfied with that, then we’re in trouble.
“Hopefully, a few of these young guys are going to be hungry and want to be great and if we get those guys we will be OK but so far, it is not looking good.”

As for the future, Bolt says he is interested in playing soccer and possibly settling down and getting married.

“Something I’ve always wanted to do is play football,” said Bolt, a die-hard Manchester United supporter. “My team is working on that but we haven’t confirmed anything yet!

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Usain Bolt parties with pals on 31st birthday…as girlfriend shares gushing tribute to mark the occasion

Usain Bolt had another reason to celebrate on Monday as he rang in his 31st birthday by celebrating with friends in Mykonos.
Taking to Instagram, the Olympic champion revealed he had been given the royal treatment on the day, as he uploaded a video of himself being sprayed down with champagne.

What time to be alive 🙌🏽🙌🏽 @ghmumm shower 💫💯🤣⚡️#BirthdayVibe #blessed ##GiveThanks

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Whilst Usain partied with his pals, his stunning girlfriend Kasi Bennet was keen to share the love, sharing a sweet snap of the pair cuddled up to one another.


Alongside the loving photo, she wrote: ‘The Legend.. Happiest of birthdays to the most humble, selfless, hardworking and motivating person I know.

‘Every single day I feel like the luckiest woman to have you in my life. You are nothing short of amazing. I love you baby, and remember… EVERY DAY WE LIT.’
Usain’s birthday celebrations came after he was enjoying champagne-fuelled bashes at some of London’s biggest nightclubs earlier this month, most recently DSTRKT.

 

 

 

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Usain Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett share passionate kisses as his ‘retirement party’ rolls on

Usain Bolt appears to be having no trouble adjusting to retired life after partying at another exclusive London nightclub for the second night on the trot with girlfriend Kasi Bennet.
The Jamaican, 30, continued to mark the end of his athletics career with a lavish champagne-fuelled party in Cirque Le Soir in Soho, which served as his official ‘retirement do’. Later the Jamaican couple have been celebrating his retirement from sports by hitting different clubs in London. More pics below…

 




Usain Bolt and girlfriend Kasi Bennett party in London after his retirement from athletics

Usain Bolt partied hard for a second night in a row as he and his girlfriend hit up London’s Cirque Le Soir night club in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Bolt and partner Kasi Bennett arrived at 1.40am and left less than two hours later.
But they managed to cram plenty of action into their short stint in the club.
Bolt also shared a photo of himself posing with a bottle of G.H. Mumm champagne and wearing a white T-shirt, blue denim jacket and a baseball cap.

Bolt’s golden sprint career had ended in heartbreak little more than 48 hours earlier.
He pulled up with hamstring pain during the anchor leg of Jamaica’s 4x100m relay final at the IAAF World Championships, which was won by Great Britain’s quartet.

 

 

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“Triple-Triple” Gold Medalist Usain Bolt says he is no womaniser

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In a recent interview with GQ magazine, the nine-time Olympic Gold winner said that his post-Rio Games exploits were misunderstood.

“The British press is always trying to make me out to be this bad guy who loves women and how all I do is women and stuff. I was telling this English press guy, you can’t judge a different culture by your own culture. In England when you get famous the first thing you do is get married and have kids. In Jamaica it’s different, like my parents had me and they got married 11 years later,” Bolt told GQ magazine.

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“In Jamaica we wine on each other. It’s our culture. People see it the first time, they’re like, What is going on? It’s like they are having sex in the club! No, that’s just the culture. It’s how we are.”

At age 30, Bolt is the first track athlete to have completed the triple triple after winning gold in the 100m, 200m and the sprint relay at the just concluded Rio Olympic Games. He struck gold in those very events in Beijing, 2008, and London in 2012.

However, the bombastic sprinter has been under heavy scrutiny since he was photographed partying with a bevy of women, one of whom he appeared to be kissing.

 

 

 

 

 

Usain Bolt’s girlfriend Kasi Bennett goes braless as Jamaican sprinter proposes after week of partying with other women

USAIN BOLT has proposed to his long-term girlfriend Kasi Bennett… after a week of raucous partying saw him linked with a string of women in Rio De Janiero and London.
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Despite his open cheating, Usain Bolt has his lady back in his arms. The lovebirds are currently on vacation in Bora Bora.

Usain Bolt in Bora Bora with his new fiancé Kasi Bennett
Usain Bolt in Bora Bora with his new fiancé Kasi Bennett

He has been sharing photos on snapchat of their stay there while she recently shared photos of herself in this stunning sheer dress as they got ready for dinner!

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The Jamaican sprinter followed winning his treble-treble of Olympic gold medals by going out every night after he was finished competing at the Olympic games to celebrate his 30th birthday. See more pics below…
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Usain Bolt new fiancé Kasi Bennett on holiday
Usain Bolt new fiancé Kasi Bennett on holiday
Usain Bolt in Bora Bora with his new fiancé Kasi Bennett
Usain Bolt in Bora Bora with his new fiancé Kasi Bennett
Usain Bolt in Bora Bora with his new fiancé Kasi Bennett
Usain Bolt in Bora Bora with his new fiancé Kasi Bennett
Usain Bolt new fiancé Kasi Bennett on holiday
Usain Bolt new fiancé Kasi Bennett on holiday