Bolt getting homy

Usain Bolt is enjoying his postseason break by renovating his house in Jamaica. 

The 27-year-old sprinter has just finished another triumphant season that saw him win three more gold medals at the World Championships. Of course, Bolt may not have achieved that had he not started his 100 meters’ season at the Cayman Invitational, which was held in May.  

He just about won the 100 meters that night before a packed house at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex, generating speculation that the sprinter would struggle this summer.  

As it happens, Yohan Blake, Bolt’s training partner and the world’s No. 2 sprinter, got injured, so the expected showdown at the world championships in Moscow in August did not happen.  

Blake won the world championship 100 meter title two years ago when Bolt false started and was disqualified.  

Their next high-profile meeting may not come until the world championships in Beijing.  

Meanwhile, Bolt is enjoying his downtime, seeing the transformation of his house in Kingston near to the University of the West Indies with Racers Track Club.  

Bolt said that his house has five bedrooms, a jacuzzi and lots of room for his cars. When he retires from the demands of athletics – probably after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics – he intends to build a mansion on grounds so big he can have a basketball court, quad bike area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and floodlit football field. 


Usain Bolt is unwinding until next year. – PHOTO: RON SHILLINGFORD