Squid Game and More- Usain Bolt Reveals His Surprisingly Mainstream TV Show Taste

Published 10/18/2021, 2:35 PM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after crossing the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States to win gold and set a new world record of 36.84 during the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)


The greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt has a personal best of 9.58 seconds in a 100-meter race, a record still unbeaten to date. Hence, he is the GOAT of track and field and has 8 Olympic Gold medals to show for that.

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Notably, he is the only sprinter to win the Olympic 100m and 200m titles at 3 consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016).

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The fastest man, the football fan, and the cricket leman, Usain Bolt, is a TV show enthusiast as well. The retired Jamaican sprinter talks about the TV shows he is currently binge-watching. Moreover, it doesn’t come as a shock that the world’s favorite Olympian is currently enjoying two fan favorites, Squid Game and Rick and Morty.

What is Usain Bolt currently watching?

In an interview with Men’s Journal, Bolt was questioned about his current preference in TV shows. Unsurprisingly, he reveals that the famed shows, Squid Game and Rick and Morty, are at the top of his binge list.

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 27: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates after winning gold in the Men’s 200 metres final during day six of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

“I just finished the Squid game and I’m really watching actually Rick and Morty,” said the Jamaican sprinter.

Squid Game recently rose to fame, gaining worldwide popularity in a short span of time. As for Rick and Morty, fans can expect Bolt to be glued to the television with the show’s fifth season released only a few months ago.

Bolt’s go-to dancing moves

Among other insights, Bolt also revealed his favorite dance step. Reiterating Jamaica’s rich music culture, Bolt said, “It’s all about what’s going on in Jamaica because in Jamaica dancing is very important, so like every three months they’ll change the dance move and stuff like that.”

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Breaking into a quick move, Bolt displayed the currently trending dance step in Jamaica.

“So right now, its surf so, that’s why most of the time you hear a song thats what you go to. It’s just, it’s like your kind of do them, you jump and do the rock back and forth.”

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Just last month, Bolt released his reggae album, ‘Country Yutes.’ Notably, the album is currently riding high on the Billboard reggae charts.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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