“He’s Gonna Play Till He’s 42”- Usain Bolt Lauds Cristiano Ronaldo For His Work Ethic And Fitness

Published 09/11/2021, 12:08 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 16: Usain Bolt of Soccer Aid World XI walks on the pitch prior to the Soccer Aid for UNICEF 2019 match between England and the Soccer Aid World XI at Stamford Bridge on June 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)


The greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt is a massive Manchester United fan. Recently, Bolt talked about the new addition to the Red Devils’ line-up, Cristiano Ronaldo. Bolt lauded the Portuguese for his fitness and work ethic.

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The eight-time Olympic gold medalist is still the world record holder for both the men’s 100-meter and 200-meter sprints. Having achieved tremendously in this professional tenure, the 35-year-old turned to different passions. To begin with, soccer has consistently been one area of interest.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 04: Usain Bolt of Soccer Aid World XI after Soccer Aid for Unicef 2021 match between England and Soccer Aid World XI at Etihad Stadium on September 04, 2021, in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Gill – Dane house/Getty Images)

Ronaldo was only 18 years old when he joined Manchester United in 2003. The number 7, made a major breakthrough with his performances under the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United’s legendary manager. In the past, Bolt has even claimed that after his retirement, the forward would be able to beat him in a race.

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Usain Bolt admires Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo is an incredible athlete, and a fitness freak. His talent, his feats and his passion for the sport speaks for him. Seeing a fellow sportsperson with the same zeal to achieve, Bolt paid his respect to Ronaldo.

The Jamaican sprinter said, “It’s just that he’s on a different level. He’s a different machine, like when you see him.

He just continued doing work, work, work, I mean, that’s the type of person he is. And that’s the attitude he has, and the fact that he has the attitude, I think he’s gonna play till he’s 42 because he will always be so fit. And he’s always been at a higher level than a lot of even the younger players because of the work he puts in and the dedication that he has.

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Someone with the elite physical abilities of Bolt praising the Portuguese speaks volumes about his work ethic.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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