WOW! Olympic Legend Usain Bolt to Be Honored With Statue in Iconic Victory Pose

Published 11/04/2021, 2:13 PM EDT
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)


When we think of track and field, Usain Bolt is the first name that pops up in our heads. The greatest sprinter of all time, Bolt has a personal best of 9.58 seconds, a record no other athlete has come close to beating yet.

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Bolt is an 11-time World Champion. He won consecutive World Championships, winning 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 meters relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015. By far, he is one of the most successful male athletes in the world.

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Notably, the town of Falmouth will now honor this legend with a statue, depicting his famous “To Di World” victory pose. An 8-foot bronze statue was constructed earlier at Jamaica’s National Stadium in his honor.

Bolt’s To Di World pose, a worldwide move now

The construction of the base for the statue of Bolt will begin soon. The Trelawny Municipal Corporation will handle the smooth running of the establishment. Moreover, the statue will be mounted in Water Square, Falmouth.

Previously, Independence Park, Kingston was home to Bolt’s iconic statue. The new statue will be a replica of that. It mostly is the depiction of Bolt’s signature pose or the victory pose. Bolt’s famous “To Di World” pose became famous during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The idea of Bolt’s statue came into consideration following the decision of redesigning the historic fountain. The Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) endorsed the idea of the statue.

The Mayor of Falmouth, and Chairman of Trelawny Municipal Corporation, Colin Gager, confirmed the news of approval for the alterations at the historic landmark. He further stated that a new design has been made since the Corporation was against relocating the historic water fountain to build the sprinting legend’s statue. The members of the Jamaican Defense Force will carry out the construction of the statue. Additionally, the Corporation is satisfied with the current plan and has received the endorsement of the private sector and civil society groups.

“This is one of the greatest moments in my career”– Usain Bolt

The Olympic star, Usain Bolt, describes his statue in front of Jamaica’s National Stadium as one of the greatest moments in his career. This was where it all started years ago and now he has gone on to become one of the greatest athletes alive in modern times.

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)

For me, this is up there, it can’t be doubted that this is one of the greatest moments in my career. Having a statue in the National Stadium where it all began; there are no words, I am just happy and really excited about this,” said an overwhelmed Bolt.

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“It was all worth it: the losses, the injuries, everything I’ve been through, it’s all worth it. It’s a wonderful thing to look back and see what your career has brought you. I’m very happy and proud of myself for the work. It’s just a good time and I am in a good place,” he added.

What are your thoughts on this moment of history?

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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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