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36-Year-Old Usain Bolt Who Build a $90,000,000 Empire Is Planning to Return to the Sport in a New Role

Published 06/04/2023, 11:00 AM EDT

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It was the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda that saw the birth of a new track and field legend in 2004. But the world wouldn’t wake up to the genius of the man for another 4 years till the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After winning 2 Olympic gold medals that year, Usain Bolt arrived and thus began his dominance in track and field events for nearly a decade. He retired not so long after the Rio Olympics 2016 and built himself an empire worth $90 million. Today, 6 years after his retirement, he wishes to return to the sport that made him a superstar and contribute his expertise in whichever way possible.

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Usain Bolt recently addressed the media in a press conference and talked about his views on World Athletics today and where it stands. He believes that while there are up-and-coming track and field stars looming on the horizon, his own involvement can benefit strongly to the federation.

Can Usain Bolt bring World Athletics back to its glory days?


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A Tweet by Reuters went, “WATCH: Olympic champion Usain Bolt said that he has been in talks with World Athletics as he looks to play a role in reviving the sport that made him a global superstar”. Also attached was a link that further detailed the subject. Bolt, who needn’t worry about his field of sports during his playing days, looked concerned when he talked about its present state.

He said, “I would like to make a bigger impact in sports”. After 8 Olympic gold medals in 3 different editions and numerous other World Championships medals, Bolt believes he still has something to offer to the world of athletics. Always the unabashed spokesman, Bolt had no difficulties in pointing out what he believes is the current state of athletics.


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He continued, “After me, It kinda went down because of how I was as a person, my personality and how big my personality was. But, (umm) I think over time it will get better”. He ended with a positive outlook for the future, especially with the presence of some of the younger stars today.


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How younger athletes are Shaping the current track and field scenario

Usain Bolt continued, “Younger athletes are coming up. I have seen a few personalities, Noah Lyles is a personality that really is needed in the sport”. Noah Lyles, who is currently in blazing-hot form, has won the Racer’s Grand Prix at the National Stadium. He clocked in a speed of 19.67 seconds registering a new record in the Men’s 200-meter race. With stars such as Lyles, Shericka Jackson, and Sha’Carri Richardson, although she missed out on the Racer’s Grand Prix in Jamaica, and with Usain Bolt on top, World Athletics might just get a jolt of excitement ahead.

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Bolt ended his press conference by saying, “Hopefully in the upcoming year, it will change… as I said I look forward. Hopefully, I can play a part in helping this sport to grow”. With Bolt in the mix, World Athletics might be a well-oiled and greased machine.


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Tanmay Roy

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Tanmay Roy is a sports writer at EssentiallySports specializing in his coverage of the Olympics and other major American sporting events. His passion for sports was ignited by the early achievements of Michael Phelps, Pete Sampras, and John McEnroe. As a writer for EssentiallySports, Tanmay's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks, showcasing his ability to craft engaging and thought-provoking stories.

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