Usain Bolt, the fastest sprinter in the world has contacted coronavirus. He told the world through a video posted on Twitter. He has been self-quarantining at home. The Jamaican sprinter told that he took the test after his 34th birthday. It is likely that he contacted the virus while partying on his birthday, it’s cannot be said, however, with 100% surety. Jamaica the country that Bolt belongs to has a population of around 3 million and currently has 1414 cases along with 16 deaths.
Usain Bolt is the best known for shattering track and field records in Olympics. His best time of 9.58 seconds set at the World Athletics Championships final in Berlin, in 2001 is still unbroken. His 100m race at the Beijing Olympics where he raised his hand in a number one sign before reaching the final line is still etched in everyone’s mind. His dominance is so great that out of top 30 100m sprint times, only 9 were run by athletes not associated with doping, all 9 are by Usain Bolt.
Sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell, Justin Gatlin and others were caught for doping and their records were invalidated. It leaves just Usain Bolt holding top 9 records for 100m.
Bolt also tried his hand at football but was nowhere as successful as in sprinting. He practised with Borussia Dortmund and played for Central Coast Mariners in Australia. His footballing journey, however, was short-lived due to poor finishing and he dropped the plan to continue a career in football.