Olympic medalist Jamaican runner Usain Bolt is releasing his memoir next week titled Faster Than Lightning. Considered the fastest man alive, Bolt shares his memorable experiences in the Beijing Summer Games held in 2008 when he was only 22, the New York Post reports.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses his gold medal during the presentation ceremony for the men's 200m event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium
At that time, he was in a five-year relationship with fellow Jamaican runner Mizicann Evans. With his gold medals, he was the centre of attention and attracted women at parties.
"I could walk into a party and take my pick ... I would go into a club and think, 'Hmm, a'ight, which one? You ... ? You ... ? Oh, you! Let's do this," the New York Post quoted Bolt.
Although the couple had a agreement that if Mizzi didn't know of his affairs, it was okay, but if she knew then the other girl would have to go, they eventually went separate ways.
Since he was not familiar with Chinese food, besides women, McDonald's became the sprinter's refuge. He estimated to have downed 1,000 chicken McNuggets which is his favourite food.
Bolt recalls eating initially a box of 20 for lunch and a second box for dinner. The he increased it to two boxes for breakfast, one for lunch and another for dinner, plus some French fries and apple pie.
That would roughly translate into 100 nuggets daily, which he said he should also have gotten a gold medal.
In 2012, Bolt once more competed in the London Summer games and got three gold medals for first-place finishes, including one for the 4x100 relay. He thought the baton would make a good memorabilia, besides the gold medal. But the race official refused and insisted on getting back the baton with a threat of disqualification if Bolt bolts with the thing.
Usain reasoned that the Games were over so there is no need for it. But the official was insistent, although the deadlock was broken by another official who allowed the champion to keep the wooden rod.
Bolt's chances for more gold medal harvest in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro may be in danger because of a threat from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to take action against Jamaica for failure of the island-nation to comply with drug-testing regulations.
The threat came from WADA President John Fahey over jamaica's deferring the audit of its anti-doping programme until January 2014. WADA Director-General David Howmann was supposed to lead a commission to Jamaica upon the invitation of the country's prime minister to investigate reports from a former official of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission (Jadco) that no drug tests were made by the body five months before the London Games.
Jadco wanted to defer the commission's audit to next year which angered Fahey, who was quoted by Irish daily The Independent, as saying, "To suggest to WADA they're not ready to meet with us to talk about their problem until sometime next year is unsatisfactory, it's totally unacceptable to me and we shall act appropriately within an appropriate time frame."
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