Usain Bolt.
Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt’s life revealed in ‘I am Bolt’

Directed by Benjamin and Gabe Turner, the film uses footage from Bolt's triumphs at the Beijing World Championships, Rio Olympics and London Olympics

There is a lot more to Usain Bolt than crazy parties and even crazier sprints. I Am Bolt, the movie that released on 28 November, takes a look at the nine-time Olympic gold medallist’s career, through ups and downs, gruelling training sessions, pain and triumphs.

Directed by Benjamin and Gabe Turner, the film uses footage from Bolt’s triumphs at the Beijing World Championships, Rio Olympics and London Olympics. It fills in the gap between these mind-bending feats with videos from Bolt’s youth and interviews with family members, friends, sportspersons and coach.

“Most people’s concept of me is that ‘Oh Usain, it’s easy for Usain, there’s no stress’...but it’s not," Bolt was quoted by Reuters as saying during a news conference in London ahead of the film’s world premiere. “I wanted to make people see what I went through to get to where I’m at today.

“I could feel all emotions...like I was reliving my life again when I was watching that," he said about the film.

At the Rio Games this year, Bolt became the first person to win three consecutive 100m and 200m Olympic golds. The 30-year-old, who plans to retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships, is also a world record holder in the two disciplines.

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