Tuesday November 29, 2016
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LONDON, Nov 29 — Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took part in press conference in London yesterday ahead of the world premiere of his new film looking at his record-breaking career.

I Am Bolt follows the nine-time Olympic gold medallist in his gruelling training and competition as well as relaxing at home, giving fans a glimpse into the life of the man nicknamed “Lightning Bolt”.

Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is the new face of French champagne house Maison Mumm. — Handout via AFPOlympic gold medallist Usain Bolt is the new face of French champagne house Maison Mumm. — Handout via AFP“Most people’s concept of me is that ‘Oh Usain, it’s easy for Usain, there’s no stress’ ... but it’s not,” Bolt told a news conference.

“I wanted to make people see what I went through to get to where I’m at today.”

The documentary, which includes location footage from the Beijing World Championships, Rio Olympics and London Olympics, also has video from Bolt’s youth and interviews with family members, friends and coach.

Bolt, who became the first person to win three consecutive 100 and 200 metres Olympic golds in Rio de Janeiro in August and is the world record holder in the two disciplines, can also be seen talking about his nerves and fears ahead of a race.

“I could feel all emotions throughout everything, like I was reliving my life again when I was watching that,” he said of the film.

“That’s what I wanted people to see, the struggles, the pain, the triumph, the stress that I’ve been through and then have more insight also on my life.”

The 30-year-old has said he plans to retire from the sport after the August world championships in London. He told reporters he wanted to do more charity work afterwards as well as give something back to his sport. — Reuters

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