KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt has returned to his homeland of Jamaica in uncharacteristically low-key style.
There were no cheering throngs at the airport, none of his signature skyward points or other antics. There was just a quietly organized news conference Tuesday at Bolt’s restaurant and night club in Kingston with a few dozen politicians, journalists and business people in attendance.
The world’s fastest man thanked his fans for all their support, saying that “there were a lot of doubters” after a challenging season. Speaking to the cameras, Bolt added, “I have one thing to say: Never doubt a champion.”
Bolt says he accomplished exactly what he hoped at the London Olympics. He competed in three events — and won all three: the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4-by-100 relay.