THE EDITOR, Sir:
I want to comment on the swirling debate about Usain Bolt's status as a legend. When I looked in the Oxford Pocket Dictionary, I found that a legend is anyone who has achieved a remarkable feat. And I, therefore, cannot find any problem with Bolt being styled as a legend. Period!
My only reservation is that others should praise him, than he himself. Proverbs 27:2 says, "Let other men praise thee." I would like Bolt to take that route. Praise the Lord.
What he has accomplished is quite astounding and awesome; but time will validate and immortalise him. Enough said!
Now to comments made by Jacques Rogge, the International Olympic Committee president, that Bolt has not yet achieved legendary status.
Rogge's statement is mean-spirited and disingenuous. He does not quite understand or is not appreciative of the scope of Bolt's achievements.
I think Mr Rogge should understand that Bolt has brought a difference to athletics. Mr Rogge is out of step with the times.
STEVE E. MALCOLM
Gregory Park, St Catherine