This is how Jamaica paid respect to its favourite sporting son


Usain Bolt in front of his bronze statue which was unveiled at Independence Park in Jamaica on Sunday. Image Source: twitter@usainbolt

Internet Desk: Jamaica paid a fitting tribute to living legend Usain Bolt as a huge statue of the athlete was unveiled at a grand ceremony at Independence Park on Sunday. The eight feet tall bronze statue depicted Bolt’s trademark ‘To the World’ pose.

The statue was unveiled in the presence of Bolt by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Sports Minister Olivia Grange and sculptor Basil Watson.

“I feel very good and I am very honoured because I never thought it would ever happen to me, and it’s a good feeling,” said Bolt.

Bolt praised Watson for his work on the statue. “He did well. I must say he captured a lot of features, which I am very happy about, and the fact that I have a statue is just a brilliant feeling,” Bolt said.

“He put in a lot work and he took his time in trying to make it as best as possible,” he said.

Country’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness reminded the athlete that Jamaica owed him a lot for the branding capital he had given to the country.

In response, Bolt made it clear that he was still in awe of his accomplishments, which should serve as inspiration to others.

“No words to describe how I’m feeling right now. How is this even possible? Barefoot youth from country, run up and dung, drop, buck toe, all them supp’n there. I’ve never ever, at no point, felt that I would be in this moment, as big as it is now among statues at the National Stadium where it all began.

“This is why I always encourage everybody and this is why my motto says anything is possible, no limits. Because at no point in time I ever thought I would ever achieve this much but I’ve always pushed on and stayed focused for what I want.”


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