Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt may be flawless on the track but, like the average Jamaican, less so when it comes to his memory, and has revealed that he had no idea where three of his Olympic gold medals were for two years.
The sprinting legend and football fanatic is currently in England as he prepares to captain World XI F.C. in the 2023 staging of the annual football charity match, Soccer Aid. This will be Bolt’s fifth appearance in the friendly-style football match, which is set to unfold at the home stadium of the sprinter’s long-loved football club, Manchester United, Old Trafford.
In a recent interview with talkSPORT, Bolt discussed football, Manchester United, and his sprinting career. After he was jokingly asked if he modelled his many gold medals around his home, the former athlete revealed that after returning from a trip to New York with his 100m, 200m, and 4×100m relay Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medals, he had no idea where to find them.
According to Bolt, the medals were missing for around two years before he found them at his home while he was preparing to move to a new house. The eight-time gold medalist said he told no one about misplacing the medals and quickly handed them over to his management team after they were found.
Bolt went on to reveal that his favourite medal out of the impressive batch was his first 200m Olympic medal, as securing a win over the distance in the Olympics was his first dream.
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