- Usain Bolt’s partner has delivered a pretty baby girl
- This was announced by the Jamaican Prime Minister Andres Holness
- Kasi Bennett delivered their first child on Monday, 18 May
The Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced in a congratulatory tweet that legendary sprinter Usain Bolt and partner Kasi Bennett have welcomed their first child.
Usain Bolt is now a father for the first time as he and his partner welcomed their adorable baby girl on Monday.
"Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl."
Briefly.co.za gathered that Bolt and Bennett hosted an extravagant gender reveal party in March which featured fireworks and a huge celebrity guest list, after which the world record holder for both 100m and 200m posted a social media video in which he announced:
"I just did the reveal and I'm a girl dad."
The 33-year-old is the only man in history to win gold medals at three straight Olympics having achieved the feat in 2008, 2012 and 2016.
He is also an 11-time world champion, however, he retired right after the London world championships in 2017, following a lingering hamstring injury.
Bolt, 33, has said in the past that he isn't sure whether he would push any future child of his towards athletics.
"That's going to be hard for my kid," he said, via the Mail Online.
"If they want to do it, I'm fine with it. But initially, I'm going to say don't do it, because I know the pressure that will come along with it."
At least the little girl will have the full support of her legendary dad, no matter what she does in life.
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