Usain Bolt period




We often relate a couple of faces to a certain occupation, ones that we feel best represent that field of art or sport or business. For example, we talk about Monet or Van Gogh when it comes to art, Beethoven and Mozart when we talk about music or Beckham and Ronaldo in soccer. When we talk about athletics however, just one name sprints to mind: Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt period

Usain Bolt period

He’s been doing his part of the deal exquisitely well. His name today is not only still an awe to the audience today but an inspiration to the many rising athletes out there; male and female. He has had tough competitions in the past four years and some even got as close to winning a couple events over him, but those were just a one-time thing.

Bolt has been consistent with his performance, practice and perseverance. During times when other runners such as Blake would win a certain race, Bolt would confidently say that he is the real champion and when the time comes, the Olympics, it will show. And he was right.

In a stadium that had well over 80000 people, the immense pressure to perform, the expectations to live up to his name, Usain Bolt ran through it all. Another gold medal to his name and more than that, a golden reputation he takes back with him. Along with Jamaica, the whole of London and the watching world gave him a standing ovation, if not literally, definitely in their minds.

There is something about Bolt that has made him close to everyone’s hearts. It may be the years of him sweeping all those medals or the fact that his name has always made the news. Is it too early to call him a legend or are we waiting in vain for him to retire perhaps and then bestow upon his the honor. The President of the International Olympics Committee certainly thinks so.

Its like the movies when the lifetime achievement award is given to a star who has made his career and now sits as one in the audience. But this is sport. Usain Bolt has time and again proved to the world that he dominates his 100m and 200m relays. And that it is okay to call him a legend.

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