Bolt statute to be erected

Jamaica’s sprinter Usain Bolt is pictured with the Order of Jamaica.
Associated Press / Collin Reid, File

A statute of legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been built and is ready to be erected in the historic Falmouth Square (Water Square) in Trelawny, Jamaica.

Bolt, who turns 30 on Aug. 21, was born in the rural community of Sherwood Content in Trelawny, about l0 miles from Falmouth, capital of the parish.

The statue is expected to go up soon after Bolt’s expected exploits on the track at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

There are also plans are afoot to name the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Bolt’s honor and a section of the roadway leading to the facility in honor of other outstanding Trelawny athletes.

The road will be named the Olympic Boulevard.

Bolt, the world’s faster man is a six-time time Olympic gold medalist, who set a 100-meter world record in 2009. He will compete in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay later this month at the Rio Olympics now underway in Brazil.

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