Usain Bolt: Jamaican sprinter awaits coronavirus test results


Usain Bolt is widely regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time

Usain Bolt, a former Jamaican sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist, awaits the results of a recent coronavirus test while isolating himself.

“Just to be safe I’m going to quarantine myself and I’m going to take it slow,” he said.

Bolt threw a birthday party in Jamaica and it is understood that Manchester City and England striker Raheem Sterling was one of the guests.

England are set to face Iceland in the Nations League on Saturday 5 September, before facing Denmark on Tuesday 8 September.

“I did a test on Saturday because I have work to do,” added Bolt. “I try to be responsible, therefore I am [going to] stay and stay here for my friends.

“Also, I have no symptoms, so I’m going to quarantine myself and wait for confirmation to see what the protocol is on how I should quarantine from the Department of Health. “

The sprinter retirement in athletics in 2017 after the World Championships in London.

He started training with Australian club Central Coast Mariners in 2018 but did not pursue a career in football.

Several top sports stars have already tested positive, including world tennis number one Novak Djokovic in June and Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanic on Sunday.


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