Interview raises hopes of Bolt visit to Donegal

Interview raises hopes of Bolt visit to Donegal

Speculation is mounting that triple Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will visit Donegal in the coming months.

The sprinter gave an exclusive interview to Myles Gallagher on Highland Radio's "Sunday Sport" yesterday.

The Jamaican star is represented by the Pace Sports Management group which is lead by Donegal man Ricky Simms, who put Bolt on the phone after he had been interviewed.

Usain Bolt paid tribute to his agent, and said there is a possibility of a Donegal visit.

Bolt has also confirmed he did get to keep the baton used by the Jamaican sprint relay team in their world record run at the Olympics.

He was forced to surrender it by an official on the track after Jamaica stormed to victory in the 4x100 metres relay on Saturday, but organisers did eventually relent.

Bolt explained to the station what he plans to do with the baton.

He said: "Yes I did get it, I just asked a whole lot of different people and somebody just went and got it for me.

"It is just my souvenir, I will keep it, sign it and get the guys to sign it and put it in a case with my t-shirt."

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