Usain Bolt assessments constructive for COVID-19, Jamaican official says


The 34-year-old retired sprinter who gained gold within the 100 and 200 meters on the final three Olympics posted a video on social media to elucidate the scenario.

“Good morning all people. Simply waking up. Like all people, checked social media and noticed that social media says I am confirmed of COVID-19,” he mentioned. “I did a take a look at Saturday, as a result of I work. I am making an attempt to be accountable, so I’ll keep in and keep right here for my mates.”

Bolt, who gave the impression to be mendacity in mattress within the video, mentioned he has no signs.

“Simply to be secure, I am going to quarantine myself and simply take it straightforward,” he mentioned.

Coronavirus has caught record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt.

Coronavirus has caught record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt. Credit score:AP

Jamaica has had fewer than 1700 circumstances, a comparatively low quantity in a rustic of practically three million.

On the monitor, Bolt was identified for his poses — his “Lighting Bolt” grew to become iconic — and his post-race celebrations. His pace and charisma made his sport can’t-miss viewing each time he lined up within the blocks.

Bolt set the world information within the 100 and 200 meters on the 2009 world championships in Berlin. He retired in 2017.

AP