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I Am Bolt

By January 31, 2017Articles
I Am Bolt- Island Stage Magazine

‘I Am Bolt’ follows the journey of Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics. The fastest man alive was on a quest to achieve the unthinkable in becoming a 9-time Olympic gold medallist. As we all know, it is a task he completed. He won the 100, 200 and 4 x 100m relay for the third time. (And while the IOC took away a medal for retrospective test on an previously unbanned drug, it still is what it is).
The film puts Bolt world-record breaking times and gold’s into context showing he didn’t just appear out of nowhere. There are clips of him winning junior championships running unbelievable times at 17 years of age. From watching the film, you really get a better understanding of what it took to become the fastest man ever. They say nothing good comes easy, so we should know nothing great comes without extreme dedication in spite of unbelievable talent.
We see the times when Bolt battled self doubt, didn’t want to train and even wanting to quit! We also have his incredible achievements put into perspective by fellow sporting greats such as most all-time Tennis grand slam champion Serena Williams and former 200m world record holder Michael Johnson, to his personal friends and close family, and fellow Jamaican, Chronixx.
When asking what makes Bolt so valued by the world, Chronixx said Bolt was “A youth who was born relatively poor in terms of economics, but was rich. He was rich with talent rich with life rich with substance. And to see somebody like that rise to win Olympic medal is what the world needed.”
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