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Cristiano Ronaldo is faster than me – Usain Bolt praises ‘Super Athlete’

Last updated 2 months ago | By Mirror

Usain Bolt visits the remodeled Atletico de la VIDENA Stadium for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru April 3, 2019. [REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo]

Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, is adamant "super athlete" Cristiano Ronaldo would beat him in a race.

The Jamacian won Olympic Gold in the men's 100m and 200m in 2008 and 2012.

He set the world record 100m time of 9.58 when winning gold at the Berlin World Championships and also has the 200m world record with a time of 19.19 seconds

Ronaldo, who has often been praised for his physique, once ran 96m in 100 seconds while at Real Madrid and his official FIFA speed is 21mph.

The Portuguese star is still playing at the elite level and that is why Bolt believes he would come second if they raced eachother.

"Cristiano would win for sure," Bolt told  Marca

International Friendly - Portugal v Andorra - Estadio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal - November 11, 2020 Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo in action with Andorra's Albert Alavedra [REUTERS/Rafael Marchante]

"He’s still active and he works hard every day. For me, he’s a super athlete.

"He’s always at the top of his sport. He works very hard and is always focused. I think right now he would be faster than me."

Away from athletics Bolt has often spoken about his love for Ronaldo's former side Manchester United.

He attempted to make it as a professional football when he underwent a trial with Australian side Central Coast Mariners in 2018.

Despite scoring twice in a friendly he was unable to achieve his ambition and with the benefit of hindsight thinks things could've been different had he tried his luck in Europe.

"I think that if I had stayed in Europe I would have achieved it and it would have been better,' he added.

"My thinking when going to Australia was to be away from the media, away from everyone. 

"It was going to help me to work with less pressure but it didn’t work out that way.

"I think if I had played in Europe I would have had more help, I would have lasted longer and I would have been successful."



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