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Bolt honoured by wax look-a-like

Published:Monday | July 23, 2012 | 6:45 PM

Jamaican sports fans gathered at Madame Tussauds London this morning for a special opportunity to wish Usain Bolt luck as he prepares to go for gold.

The supporters paid a private visit to the attraction to meet the brand new wax figure of the running sensation – and seized the chance to wish him well.

Bolt was elated to have been depicted in a wax figure and said he is honoured by the recognition.


“It is an absolute honour to have a wax piece in one of the most famous museums in the world. I am extremely honoured,” said Bolt. 

Portrayed in his trademark 'To Di World' pose, Bolt’s figure is as dynamic and striking as the athlete himself.

His fans were quick to pose alongside their hero, replicating his 'lightning bolt' stance as they wrapped themselves in Jamaican flags.

Some even touched his feet for good luck.

“The reaction to Usain’s figure has been fantastic and he makes a really dynamic addition to the sports area,” said Madame Tussauds London General Manager Meike Schulze.

“We’re sure we’ll be getting plenty more fans in over the next week or so wanting to wish him well, so if you haven’t got tickets to the 100m, there’s still an opportunity to get a really close encounter with Bolt right here at Madame Tussauds.”

Fans can meet Bolt at Madame Tussuads London in the interactive sports zone alongside Olympians from Team GB’s Jessica Ennis and Tom Daly to legends like Mohammed Ali and Jesse Owens.