Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt tests positive for coronavirusLast updated on Aug 25, 2020, 12:29 pm
Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The eight-time Olympic champion took to social media and informed that his test result came out as positive.
The Jamaican great also added he is asymptomatic and has been advised home quarantine.
Notably, the news comes days after the Jamaican sprinter celebrated his 34th birthday.
Here is more.
Here is what Bolt said in the video
Bolt informed about his condition by posting a video on social media.
"Good morning everybody I'm confirmed of COVID-19. I did a test on Saturday," he said in the video.
"I am trying to be responsible and stay away from my friends. Also, I am having no symptoms, so I am going to quarantine myself. And will wait and see what is the protocol."
Usain Bolt's post on Twitter
Stay Safe my ppl 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/ebwJFF5Ka9— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 24, 2020
Bolt invited several guests to his birthday bash
According to Daily Mail, Bolt threw a party on August 21 that was attended by a number of eminent names.
It is understood that Manchester City star Raheem Sterling, Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey and West Indian cricketer Chris Gayle showed their presence in the event.
One of the footages from the party showed Bolt laughing and dancing with his guests.
Gayle has tested negative for COVID-19
Following the party, Gayle revealed that he has tested negative for COVID-19 twice.
"Couple days ago. First COVID-19 test.. Before travel, I need 2 tests," Gayle's Instagram story read.
In another post, Gayle wrote, "The last one went a bit too far in my nose. Result was negative."
Meanwhile, Gayle is expected to join his KXIP team-mates in UAE soon.
A look at Bolt's incredible records
The Jamaican superstar holds a number of incredible world records in athletics.
He has a unique record of 9.58 seconds on the track in the 100-meter race, which he clocked during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
An eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt is the only sprinter to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in 100m and 200m (2008, 2012 and 2016).
Most number of gold medals
Bolt also holds the record of winning most number of gold medals in the track and field sport.
He has clinched 23 gold medals, with 11 of them coming in the World Championships.
He last competed globally at the 2017 World Championships in London, wherein he won bronze (100m event).
This was his first bronze medal after bagging 11 golds.