Bolt visits the Brac

Schoolkids on the Brac had the chance to get their photo taken with Usain Bolt. - Photos: JET Photo/James Tibbetts

Olympian Usain Bolt caused a sensation on the Brac last week as the star athlete paid a visit to the island on his way to Grand Cayman, where he was competing in a race at the Cayman Invitational.

Usain Bolt caused a sensation when he stopped on the Brac.
Usain Bolt caused a sensation when he stopped on the Brac.

Mr. Bolt was greeted at the Brac airport on Thursday by local dignitaries including Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell, sports minister Osbourne Bodden and Caymanian sprinter Cydonie Mothersill. Thrilling the hundreds of schoolkids and other locals who had come out to see him, Mr. Bolt spent his time answering questions, signing autographs and posing for photos for the adoring crowd.

One adorable audience question recorded on video and posted on YouTube has already netted nearly 250,000 views at the time of writing.

“Mr. Bolt, what is one plus two?” was the question from one young man, eliciting peals of laughter from the sprinter, who gamely offered his (correct) answer to his fan.

Mr. Bolt spent over an hour on the Brac, longer than expected due to a flight delay, giving the local children and everyone else in attendance an unprecedented chance to spend time with one of the world’s most famous and admired athletes.

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