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Bolt receives Emmy citation

Published:Thursday | October 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Usain Bolt, the world record holder in the 100 metre and 200 metre events recently received his citation for being nominated as executive producer for the 2017 Daytime Emmy Award in the Best Special Class Animation Programme category for the animated short film "The Boy Who Learned to Fly".

'The Boy Who Learned to Fly' was produced by Gatorade and tells the story of Bolt from his days in Sherwood Content, Trelawny when he first realised he could run fast, through his rise to fame at the Carifta Games, and the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston and finally his graduation to world class stardom.

 

Other nominees

 

The other nominees in the category were "A Love Story"; "Octonauts"; "Taking Flight", and "Trollhunters".

The eventual winner at the Daytime Emmy Awards, which were announced on April 28, was Taking Flight, a film which was inspired by the inventor of the Radio Flyer wagon Antonio Pasin and is a story about a small boy's boring day with his grandfather which turns into a "larger-than-life journey" in which he narrowly escapes wild monkeys and battles aliens to save the universe.