After years of representing Jamaica internationally and helping cement both his and the country’s names in global athletics history, sprint legend Usain Bolt is letting everyone know that he earned everything that he has.
Bolt’s career has been the topic of discussion for many Jamaicans over the past several days after it was revealed that the retired athlete was a victim of massive fraud at the Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL) brokerage firm. Bolt’s attorneys have demanded the return of his hefty investment in the firm, a sum amounting to nearly $2 billion.
On Saturday, Bolt took to Instagram and Twitter to let everyone know that he worked to achieve his many accomplishments. The 36-year-old shared a GQ magazine photo of himself wearing three of his Olympic gold medals, declaring in the caption, “Earned…Not Given.”
As one of the most accomplished athletes of all time, Bolt amassed 11 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal at the World Championships. During his prestigious career, he also secured Commonwealth Games and Diamond League titles under his belt, claiming eight Olympic gold medals before his retirement. Bolt had shot the photoshoot for GQ magazine in 2016 after he had successfully completed the Rio Olympics, becoming the first athlete to win three successive 100 m and 200 m gold medals.
Head of State for Accompong, Chief Richard Currie, acknowledged Bolt’s stellar career in the comment section, writing, “A young Maroon Country boy who became the GOAT.”
The athletic apparel company, Puma, shared Currie’s sentiments, while dancehall artiste Christopher Martin assured the former sprinter that all would be restored.
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