Happy birthday, Usain!
With Usain St Leo Bolt celebrating his 30th birthday today, scores of Jamaicans have reached out with best wishes for the legend who underscored his status in Rio. Here are some of the birthday wishes.
Jacqueline Sharp, President and CEO Scotiabank
"You are a true ambassador for Jamaica. You've exemplified the values of hard work, ambition and determination. You have flown our flag high and represented the indomitable Jamaican spirit of excellence 'to the world!' At such a young age, you have accomplished so much and brought joy and pride to millions of people. Your legacy will be cemented in our history forever!
"On your birthday, the Scotiabank family and I wish you continued success in your future endeavours. We have no doubt that you have many more great achievements ahead of you. Happy Birthday Usain, well done and thank you!
Fae Ellington, Broadcaster
"Happy Birthday Usain. Fifteen years ago I saw you for the very first time at the National Stadium in Jamaica. I had no clue who you were or what you'd become.
Today - 15 years later - you are a legend; cultural icon and international super star. Most of all you're a Jamaican who respects and loves his parents. Mi love dat.
It's your birthday but we have been given the greatest gift: You. Your personality. Nuff birthday greetings! PS: I'm challenging you to a 5K walk".
Gordon Swaby, CEO, EduFocal
"Usain Bolt, what an inspiration you are to me and so many. Your drive, your charisma and your record breaking feats are some of the things that make you a living legend. Best wishes on your birthday Usain!"
Naomi Francis, Communications consultant
"Happy birthday to a simply awesome human being @usainbolt. You can be counted among the iconic figures of history ranked among the gods. May your years be even more fruitful #Legendary."