Kingston, Jamaica (Mckoy’s News) – Jamaica honors legendary sprinter Usain Bolt , with an 8 foot bronze statue, unveiled in his honor at Independence Park the National Stadium in Kingston on Sunday night, December 4.
Usain, now retired expressed his gratitude in a thank you speech, he said was very pleased with the statue.
Bold says it is surreal how a kid from Sherwood Content in Trelawny could rise to achieve this feat.
The statue which mirrors Usain Bolt doing his infamous to the world stance, is mounted among statues of other Jamaican sports icons, such as Herb McKenley, Merlene Ottey, Donald Quarrie, and Arthur Wint.
The Bolt statue, sculpted by Basil Watson, is the first of four statues to be unveiled. The other three will be of Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Asafa Powell and will be revealed over the course of the next two years.
The statues were commissioned by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.
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