A bronze statue of eight-time Olympic champion Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been unveiled in Miramar, Florida, CBS reports.
This is the first statue of Bolt in the United States. On it, the athlete is depicted in his trademark victory pose. The monument was created by the Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson. The athlete himself attended the opening ceremony of the statue.
“I am proud to have spearheaded the installation of this statue in honor of the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt, in our city. This statue will serve as a constant reminder to all aspiring athletes that ‘anything is possible’, as Usain himself says,” said Vice city mayor Alexandra P. Davis.
Bolt is 36 years old. In athletics, he specialized in sprinting and became an eight-time Olympic champion and 11-time world champion (a record in the history of these competitions among men). Bolt retired from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.