Bolt eyes local sports clinic

September 14, 2016
Jermaine Barnaby/Freelance Photographer Usain Bolt (right) and Alexia Terrelonge responding to a caller inside the call centre at Digicel during the megastar's first day at work at Digicel's head office downtown Kingston yesterday.

Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has promised to give back to the sport by opening a "sports clinic here in Jamaica.

The world's fastest man, unbeaten over three successive Olympics, will now turn his attention to the IAAF World Championships in London next year before retiring from all competition at age 31.

"One of the things that I am working towards is trying to open a sports clinic in Jamaica, that's one thing that's always on my mind," Bolt said yesterday as he turned up for his first day on the job, as Digicel's Chief Speed Officer, at the Digicel Regional Headquarters, located at 14 Ocean Boulevard, in Downtown Kingston.

The iconic sprinter, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever, said that in addition to having a sports clinic to treat the many injuries which occur in the early careers of many athletes he would be working with Digicel to make sure the high standards of the past are kept.

He also stressed that it was important to leave on top.

"For me, I have done everything I wanted to do. I have accomplished all my goals. When you accomplish all your goals there's no reason to stick around in a sport when you don't have the drive, or you don't have no more goals," he pointed out.

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