Bolt honoured by Miramar statue
SPRINTING LEGEND Usain Bolt reiterated his commitment to uplifting Jamaica after the latest honour that was bestowed on him.
Bolt was speaking after a stature was unveiled outside of the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida, yesterday.
Bolt arrived on Friday for the presentation and was slated to hold clinics for prospective athletes.
During the presentation, Bolt expressed his gratitude not only for the honour, but also for those who have supported him during his decade-long career.
“For me, it is an honour all the time. I can see the support you guys give me. The energy that I feel anytime I was on the track, anytime I travel, any time I go anywhere I can know the Jamaicans by the screams and the energy that you give,” Bolt said.
Bolt reiterated his commitment to elevating the profile of Jamaica and was appreciative of the fans that support him in his bid to do so.
“It is an honour to have a statue in Miramar. It shows that the support is there and the love. And you guys see the effort that I put into really putting Jamaica on the map and doing great things. It is an honour and a pleasure,” Bolt said.
“The love I have for Jamaica, no matter what I’ll always support and always try to do my best and always try to uplift Jamaica in the best way possible.”
Bolt was honoured with a statue in 2017 at the National Stadium in Kingston. Widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time, Bolt holds the world records in the 100m and 200m.
Bolt is also set to be commemorated in a value note in the near future as part of a memorabilia series by sport and entertainment company Top Legends.