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Usain Bolt reportedly test positive for coronavirus after a birthday party

ATHLETICS By Odero Charles | August 24th 2020
Bolt infected with COVID-19: media reports

Olympic legend Usain Bolt has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating at home.

Nationwide90fm, a radio station in Jamaica, on Monday reported that the now-retired 100m and 200m world record holder had tested positive for the virus after a birthday party.

Bolt celebrated his 34th birthday last Friday, and the report adds that the likes of Leon Bailey, Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling, Chris Gayle, reggae singer Christopher Martin, Ding Dong, Desha Ravers, Munga Honourable, and more, all attended the secluded celebration.

Jamaica has confirmed total of 1,413 Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths.

His birthday celebrations were his first as a father after long-term partner Kasi Bennett gave birth to the pair's first child, Olympia Lightning, three months ago.

Bolt posted a picture holding his daughter on social media on Saturday, captioning the post "Best Birthday Ever."


Best Birthday Ever ??????????

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The Jamaican is an 11-time world champion and the only man in history to win golds at three successive Olympics, doing so in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Bolt and partner Kasi Bennett have had a baby girl (Image: Instagram - @usainbolt)

He retired after the 2017 World Championships in London after suffered a hamstring injury in what was the final race of his career.


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