LEAVE MY BROTHER ALONE ...Bolt's sister hits back at critics

September 02, 2016
Usain Bolt celebrates winning the men's 100 metres final in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 14.
Errol Crosby/Photographer Christine Bolt-Hylton, Usain Bolt's eldest sister
Usain Bolt does his 'To the World' pose


Christine Bolt-Hylton, the half sister of sprinting superstar Usain Bolt, wants detractors to leave her brother alone.

Bolt-Hylton, who lives in St Andrew, told THE WEEKEND STAR that she grimaces every time a headline paints the triple world record holder as a womaniser, as it is an unfair characterisation.

"I don't know why they are calling him that. I don't see him as that type of person," Bolt-Hylton said yesterday.

The 35-year-old mother of three, who said that she is close to the world's fastest man, said, "I would just like if they just stop now."

"I think that he has had enough negativity. He just needs to move on and focus on what he has set for himself."

"He is always in the spotlight, so I don't know if people want their 15 minutes of fame. I just think that the media has pushed it a bit too far," she added.


Settle down


Jennifer Bolt, Usain's mother, has told CNN that she hopes her son will "settle down, get married, and start his family."

"He told me many times that he's going to start his family," she said

But yesterday, Bolt-Hylton told THE WEEKEND STAR that she does not see kids in her brother's immediate future.

"I don't think Usain is ready to be a father at the moment. He is young," she said. "He is just getting mature. He is in the public domain and doesn't want his family to be in the public domain. I think he is waiting until he is retired and they will have a quiet life."

Bolt-Hylton, Usain's eldest sister, said she has not spoken to her brother since his low-keyed return to this island from the Olympic Games on Tuesday.

She expects to talk to him sometime soon, but for now her focus is on getting her business off the ground.

Bolt- Hylton said she has had a farm in Spring district in St Elizabeth with cattle, goats, and pigs since 2012.

"The farm is the first phase of my business plan. The second phase is the wholesale, which I am trying to open in December, somewhere in Kingston," Bolt-Hylton said.

Asked if her bother helped her with the farm, Bolt- Hylton replied, "This is just me."

Having seen her father Wellesley Bolt work as a farmer in Trelawny where she grew up, Bolt-Hylton said she developed a love for farming and is happy about her business venture.

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