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Statue and stadium for Bolt

Published:Saturday | August 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM
Falmouth Water Square after the Bolt 200m win.

Hundreds came out to the Falmouth Water Square to see their superstar parishioner Usain Bolt on big screen winning the 200m at the Olympics on Thursday night. When he crossed the finish line in first place, there was an uproar from the crowd.

Falmouth Mayor Garth Wilkinson, who was part of the crowd, was elated. He wants the Trelawny Greenfield Stadium to be renamed in honour of the great athlete, as well as the road running adjacent to the stadium to be named Olympic Way, as an offshoot of the athlete's Olympic career.

The mayor also wants the Bolt statue, which has now been completed, to be placed in the Falmouth Water Square.

He said that he is working assiduously for the statue to be erected by Heroes Day.

The big screen will remain in the square tonight to show the relays, where it is expected that Bolt will get another gold medal.

- Richard Morais