The dizzying flurry of news about Usain Bolt’s conquests is moving as fast as his feet. Today, photos have emerged of him kissing a third girl in Rio.
Yes, that’s on the same night he reportedly twerked with a clubber and ended up in bed with a student.
The Jamaican Olympic star undoubtedly has a lot to celebrate. He’s written himself into history books by scooping an unprecedented treble gold win in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay for the third time in successive games. And, if that wasn’t enough, he was also celebrating his 30th birthday.
It would be easy to hop aboard the Bolt carnival float and get swept along with the jubilant wild fanfare. After all, he’s the fastest man alive, an optimistic, brilliant showman, and we love him for it.
Who else would be serenaded by carnival-clad dancers on stage? Which other athlete would sing an impromptu rap with a Norwegian journalist who declared undying love?
We all beamed, watching in wide-eyed awe as he repeatedly smashed his races. Then we chuckled at the video of him dirty dancing to ‘Work’ at a Rio club on his birthday blowout, with smiles on our faces.
This morning, alongside photos of his latest passionate encounter, one excitable news headline joked, “Usain Bolt wins another triple!” It was then it dawned on us we have a problem in supporting the rampant celebrations. What’s the problem? Usain has a long-term girlfriend.