Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic Gold medalist, showed off the first public pictures of his baby daughter, Olympia Lightning Bolt, a name befitting of the daughter of such an iconic Sprinter.
Usain Bolt’s longtime girlfriend, Kasi Bennett, gave birth to Olympia in May 2020, but until today (July 7), they’ve kept Olympia out of the public eye. On Twitter and Instagram, Bolt posted beautiful photos of Kasi and Olympia. In the caption, Bolt wished Kasi a Happy Birthday and said that he was looking forward to starting a “new chapter” with her and Olympia.
“I want to wish my GF @kasi.b a happy birthday and To let u know I am happy I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u and will continue to do my best keeping a smile on ur face,” wrote Bolt. “Now we have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt. I look forward to what the future will bring for us but be reassured that I will be the ROCK for this family. I Love you and happy 21st birthday 😂😂😂.”
Olympia Lightning Bolt ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/Ovo5PzVQAt
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) July 7, 2020
Many fans have congratulated Usain Bolt on his daughter, and have also noted that Olympia Bolt shares her name with Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., the 2-year-old daughter of tennis great and fellow Olympic Gold Medalist Serena Williams. Serena responded in the comments of a Twitter post about Olympia Bolt with a few emojis: ”
Usain Bolt is known as the “Fastest man in the world” and is widely considered to be the greatest Sprinter of all-time. Bolt has won Gold Medals in three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012, 2016) and currently holds world records in the 100m (9.58 seconds) and 200m (19.19 seconds). However, Bolt is in no rush to get Olympia to follow in his speedy footsteps, knowing the pressure she would face. “That’s going to be hard for my kid,” said Bolt. “If they want to do it, I’m fine with it. But initially, I’m going to say don’t do it, ’cause I know the pressure that will come along with it.”