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    Usain Bolt fears daughter following his footsteps into athletics as ‘she will always be compared to me’

    USAIN BOLT fears his daughter will always be compared to him if she decides to follow in his giant footsteps.
    The eight-time Olympic gold-medallist shared the first snap of his daughter earlier this month after she was born in May.


    Usain Bolt admitted the burden of living up to his legacy could discourage his kidsCredit: Instagram / @usainbolt


    Usain Bolt achieved legendary status as he dominated the world of athleticsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
    Even though she has been named Olympia Lightning, Bolt will not force her into athletics.
    Speaking to Codelist, the Jamaican legend said: “I’ll try not to push her into athletics.
    “It is not for everyone.
    “Also, it will be more difficult for her, because she will be in comparison with me.

    “But if she wants to do it, I’ll support her.”
    Bolt welcomed his new arrival to the world with long-term partner Kasi Bennett.
    He has been dating Bennett since 2014, but the pair did not go public with their relationship until 2016.
    The sprint legend confirmed she was pregnant in January with a post on his Instagram page.

    And Bolt, who retired in 2017, admitted he has been enjoying his first few months as a father.
    “My goal has always been to be one of the greatest; to be the best model to follow.


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    “For me, being a father is new, but in reality, I’m just having fun and I’m learning with my daughter, just seeing her grow.”
    Bolt remains the only track star to win gold medals at three successive Olympics – in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
    He holds worlds records in the 100m and 200m having clocked 9.58 seconds and 19.19 seconds.


    Usain Bolt alongside Kasi Bennett during her pregnancy Credit: Instagram / @usainbolt

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    Noah Lyles thought he destroyed Usain Bolt’s 200m record before discovering he only ran 185m in the WRONG lane

    AMERICAN sprinter Noah Lyles thought he was the fastest man on the planet after smashing Usain Bolt’s 200m record – but then realised he’s made a huge mistake.
    The 22-year-old had just clocked a time of 18.90 seconds at the Inspirational Games – significantly quicker than Bolt’s 19.19 he set in 2009.


    Lyles was left in disbelief when he saw his original timeCredit: Getty Images – Getty

    Lyles was racing in Florida, in a transatlantic virtual race against Churandy Martina in Holland and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre in Switzerland.
    He blew away the rest of the field and looked almost in disbelief when he saw his own time show up on the clock.
    When he crossed the line, BBC commentator Steve Cram said: “That cannot be right.
    “Even he has got his hands in the air wondering what is going on.” 

    With a previous personal best of 19.50, it didn’t take long to determine why his time broke a world record.


    The American had accidentally run 185m instead of 200mCredit: Getty Images – Getty


    Usain Bolt broke the 200m world record in 2009Credit: Reuters


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    It then emerged that Lyles had been running in the wrong lane and had, in fact, only sprinted 185m.
    The world champion later tweeted: “You can’t be playing with my emotions like this….Got me in the wrong lane smh.”
    Lyles’ error meant he missed out on the £8000 winner’s cheque with Lemaitre taking the money with a time of 20.65.

    Meanwhile Bolt has been making his mark again after sharing pictures of his baby daughter Olympia Lightning.

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    Usain Bolt shares adorable picture of baby daughter for the first time and reveals her name is Olympia Lightning

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