‘It’s Not Gonna Happen’- Usain Bolt Doesn’t Plan on Having a Fourth Kid

Published 06/24/2021, 7:13 AM EDT


There’s never been an athlete in the Olympics like Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sprinter is one of the greatest athletes of his generation, and a true Olympic legend. Four years after his retirement, Bolt is now fulfilling his duties as a father, to three adorable kids.

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Usain Bolt is now the ultimate family man

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures in a news conference during an event arranged by his sponsors in Mexico City, October 7, 2015. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Bolt and his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, welcomed a baby girl on May 17th, 2020. Olympia Lightning Bolt, a name as legendary as her father’s accomplishments, is now one, and she has twin brothers now. Bennett gave birth to twins in June 2021. Bolt named them Saint Leo, after his middle name and Thunder.

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During an Instagram live session with Kiwi sports reporter Ashlee Tulloch, Bolt talked about how the news of his girlfriend’s pregnancy surprised him, and the new that he would have twins completely bowled him over. Tulloch teased him, saying he needs one more child to form an Olympic relay team, to which Bolt had a straightforward response.

“No, it’s not gonna happen. It’s not gonna happen. People keep telling me that. Nope, that’s it.” Tulloch asked him if he would be the only Bolt in the family who will sport the spikes, to which he replied, “No, no. I probably still have a little bit of speed left. You never know.”

Now a father of three, Bolt’s home life has overtaken his sports life. However, he’s thoroughly satisfied with his accomplishments in track and field and the road ahead of him is full of exciting possibilities.

Bolt’s incredible Olympic achievements

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The incredible Jamaican is one of the greatest athletes to grace the hallowed grounds of the Olympic Games. From Beijing to Rio, Bolt set the track on fire with his sprints and even set a world record. His performances on the Olympic stage earned him the moniker of the fastest man in the world.

In 2008, Bolt already held the world record for the fastest 100m timing, but breaking the record wasn’t a priority. He demolished the competition in the 100m finals and emulated the legendary Carl Lewis’ achievement by winning gold in 200m sprint as well. To top it off, he led Jamaica to gold in the 4 x 100 relay event.

Bolt emulated his Beijing record in London, setting a new 100m world record of 9.63 seconds. He defended every medal he won in the previous Olympics, once again emulating Carl Lewis’ record. The following Olympics in Rio, his last Olympics, he won gold in every event he took part, making him the only athlete to win gold in every event for three consecutive years. Unfortunately, he was stripped of his 2008 relay gold medal after his teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of a doping violation.

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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