Bolt visit: Fantastic memories in Bermuda

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  • Strike a pose: Chavi Pacheco Hill meets idol Usain Bolt at the Digicel store yesterday

(Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Strike a pose: Chavi Pacheco Hill meets idol Usain Bolt at the Digicel store yesterday (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Track superstar Usain Bolt said memories of his first world record flooded back when he visited the National Stadium yesterday.

Bolt signalled his future greatness at just 17, when he became the first junior athlete to break the 20-second mark over 200 metres at the Bermuda Carifta Games in 2004.

He said: “For me it was good. Memories don’t start coming back until you actually get to the spot, so it was good to be here and experience this. It was wonderful.”

The Jamaican was commenting as he spoke to island schoolchildren about his sport and answered questions.

Bolt notched up a time of 19.3 seconds in 2004 and went on to win a total of eight Olympic gold medals and the accolade of fastest man on earth.

He said he had watched videos of some of his performances on the island, including a relay, a few weeks ago.

Bolt added: “I remember watching videos a couple of months ago because the 4x4 relay is very interesting, so it was really a good feeling.

“It had a lot of memories for me and I’m happy to be back in Bermuda.”

Bolt is in Bermuda on a promotional visit for telecoms firm Digicel, where he is “chief speed officer”.

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Published Jun 27, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 27, 2018 at 7:51 am)

Bolt visit: Fantastic memories in Bermuda

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