Usain Bolt And Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome Their First Child
Usain Bolt has welcomed his first child with long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett, the Jamaican prime minister has confirmed.
In a tweet, Andrew Holness congratulated the record-breaking sprinter and Kasi on the arrival of their daughter.
Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt (@usainbolt) and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl! pic.twitter.com/bheXPgU7Qd
- Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) May 18, 2020
The couple haven't revealed the name of the baby or spoken publicly since the birth as of yet.
It comes after the eight-time Olympic gold medallist confirmed that he and his girlfriend of five years were expecting a baby girl together back in March.
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Despite achieving so much in athletics prior to his retirement in 2017, the 33-year-old has previously said that he would advise his child to avoid pursuing a career in sport.
Speaking to The Times, he said: "I'm going to say no, initially. If they do, I will support it. But I think the pressure is going to be too much - especially at the level I left it. It's going to be tough to follow."
He's not wrong there - though he said he'll wait until his daughter's a bit older before he tries to explain why exactly her dad is such a living legend.
He said: "You have to wait until they get to a certain age to explain to them that people are going to expect a lot from you, because of what I've done in the past.
"I'll wait until the time is right to explain."
View this post on InstagramCelebrating our greatest blessing, Princess Bolt :two_hearts:
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But while running 100 metres in under 10 seconds might be a breeze for Bolt, he admitted he was a little nervous about his first experience of parenthood.
He said: "I'm excited and nervous. I'm really good with kids but to actually have a kid 24/7 is slightly scary.
"Other parents say, 'You'll be fine... you'll lose a lot of sleep but you'll be fine'. I'm kind of relaxed - I'm excited to see what happens."
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