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Beijing Olympic Hero Bolt at home with Thousands of Welcome

Posted By on Sep 11, 2008   FROM: sports.timesofindia.indiatimes.com report abuse

Thousands of Jamaicans braved heavy rains to provide triple Olympic gold medallist USAIN Bolt a rapturous welcome home.

Fans line the roads leading to Norman Manley International Airport, the heart of New Kingston encourages Bolt, who electrified Beijing Games with her 100m-200m sprint double victory and the 4x100m relay, every time world record.

Bolt, 22, arrived in London and was the Mob fan, the majority of airport employees who have left their posts for a photo of him. More greeters officials, including Prime Minister Bruce Golding, has been sidelined, which is an urgent need to welcome the athletes.

The members from among the sites struck his helmet and a bright red BMW convertible that was one of the bolts of local sponsors to show their appreciation, although journalists and photographers scrambled, the advantage points. A caravan of at least 15 vehicles wound their way to the airport to the hotel in New Kingston, where the welcoming reception was held.

The reception began nearly two and a half hours late because a huge crowd and rain. Bolt, a young man dressed in black jeans and dark T-shirt, said he was pleased to be home.

"I do not know the proper time," said Bolt, who had ido his victory in Beijing in August competition in Europe. "I am delighted that this in turn, and I am pleased to be home now."

Bolt three gold medals in Beijing arrived in all of World-record times. He won the 100 meters in an impressive 9.69 seconds, beating his own 9.72sec set in May in New York. From low level Americas Michael Johnson's world record of 19.30sec is 200 meters, while the relay team in Jamaica, where he ran the third leg, clocked 37.10sec.

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