Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has donated $1.3million to his financially challenge old school in Jamaica.
The world 100m and 200m record holder has shown his generosity by providing William Knibb Memorial High School with new sporting equipment and supplies plus $1.3 Million.
Bolt provided the financially challenged school with 50 pairs of football boots, shin guards, 50 Usain Bolt branded footballs and bibs to help the school in their campaign for this year’s ISSA FLOW DaCosta Cup.
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“William Knibb played an integral role in the athlete that I am today so any time they call or anything I can do to give back, I am more than happy”, said Bolt.
In keeping with his dynamic personality, Bolt posed for photos with students and also spent time talking with teaching staff.
Bolt, who attended William Knibb between 1998 and 2003, shot to global prominence during the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he won both the 100 and 200 metres in record time.
He repeated the feat the following year at the Berlin World Championships, setting new records in both events.
His 9.58 seconds in the 100 metres and 19.19 in the 200m, remain World records.
The Puma-sponsored athlete Bolt, who recently returned to the island after his triple gold haul at the IAAF World Championships in China, also donated cricket bats, pads, clothing, gloves and balls to assist the school in their upcoming cricket season.