In what will be his only Australian TV appearance in the foreseeable future, Usain Bolt, the eight-time world champion, six-time Olympic champion, three-time Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and triple world-record holder, will guest host Australia’s most celebrated sports program, Channel Nine’s Wide World of Sports, Sunday at 10.30am.
Joining the panel that includes Ken Sutcliffe, Emma Freedman and John Steffensen, the world’s fastest man will be on hand to discuss his life, career, and decisions regarding his future.
Wide World of Sports host Ken Sutcliffe said: “Usain Bolt is just about the best loved and most outstanding athlete in the world today. We are in for a real treat.”
Bolt, one of the most gifted athletes the world has ever seen, became the first man to win both the 100m and 200m in world record time, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was also part of the 4x100m relay team that smashed the world record at Beijing.
He created history again and became a legend at the 2012 Olympics in London by defending all three Olympic titles with 100m, 200m and 4x100m victories, the latter in another world record time of 36.84 seconds.
The appearance should be an interesting one for fans interested in the future career of the running superstar a speculation has been rife over his ability to go faster and desire to continue.
Meanwhile in news from around the world, boffins at MIT have created a robotic cheetah that is almost as fast as the world’s fastest man, whilst new algorithms allow it to move autonomously – not a scary thought at all! Think we might be one step closer to creating our own Dinobots!