Usain Bolt Reveals the Peculiar Reason He Did Not Go to College in the US

Published 10/09/2021, 11:31 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 17: Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after competing in the Men’s 200m Semifinals on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)


The legendary Usain Bolt is the greatest athlete of all time. Moreover, the sprinter released his debut music album named ‘Country Yutes’, which has received excellent reviews. He does not like to sit and idle and seems to be a person who enjoys life to the fullest. Hence, entering the music industry is another feather in his cap.

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While talking about his album, Bolt gave fans an insight into why he didn’t attend college in the States or even settle in the country.

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Usain Bolt makes a stunning revelation

Bolt talked about not settling in America due to a peculiar reason. Most people love cold weather, but Bolt thinks otherwise.

On TimWestwoodTV, Bolt said, “It is something that I have talked about, but it’s the weather that bothers me. The weather. And I hate the cold. I am not a fan of the cold weather and that’s one of the main reasons I didn’t go to college in the States because of the weather. Sun is my thing, and I am gonna work with it.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 18: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after he wins Gold in the final of the Men’s 200m on Day 13 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jamaica is a popular destination amongst foreigners for its tropical climate and Bolt is a fan of that climate, which is helpful for athletes. It prevailed at the recently concluded Olympics.

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Sprinters benefit from warm conditions

The climate in Tokyo ranges from 88 degrees to a low of 77 degrees. With a humidity of 73 percent, the conditions feel treacherous for sprinters. However, many athletes love the heat.

Olympic legend Carl Lewis opened up on his love for that kind of weather. He said, “Ninety-nine percent of sprinters love it, especially Americans.”

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The performance of a sprinter rises in hot conditions. Rapid muscle contractions enhance their performances in the heat. The gold medal winner for the 400-meters hurdles opened up on how it improves their performance.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts as he wins the Olympic mens 200m final in a new world record time in the Birds Nest stadium, Beijing on August 20th 2008 in Beijing, China (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images). An image from the book “In The Moment” published June 2012

“You need those muscles to fire at a rapid rate. When you’re cold and stiff, it makes for you to be more cautious. Although sometimes you don’t want to be, subconsciously it’s in the back of your mind, ‘OK, it’s cold out here, I don’t want to hurt myself,” said Benjamin.

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Hence, Bolt may be right in loving warm conditions to cold weather. In conclusion, his record on the track speaks for itself as the Jamaican weather would have helped him in his performances.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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