KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC– Usain Bolt is back in Jamaica following his historic exploits at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which ended earlier this month.
The sprint superstar made a quiet return to the island after setting the athletics world ablaze by romping to a “triple triple” to seal his status as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.
The low-key arrival contrasts sharply with widespread celebrations triggered by his electrifying runs that earned him gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.
Bolt’s accomplishments in Rio have taken his gold medal tally to nine while signing off his Olympic career in sensational style.
The nine-time Olympic Games gold medallist ignored requests for interviews while exiting the Normal Manley International airport but flashed occasional smiles to acknowledge people in the waiting area who recognized him.
Dressed in a white t-shirt and black trousers, Bolt also allowed several photographs by persons with cellphone cameras and laughed at a comment made by a fan before hopping into a black Range Rover SUV driven by his executive manager Nugent Walker.
The 30-year-old Jamaican has become the first athlete to win gold in the 100m, 200m and 4×100 metre relay in three consecutive Olympic Games.
Bolt, whose 100m record stands at 9.58 and who has also has a record of 19.19 for the 200 metres, has said the 2016 Games will be his last Olympics.
He is expected to compete at next year’s World Championships in London.