Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Bolt "Bolted" back to Jamaica mon
The rain didn't stop Usain Bolt's return "back a yawd." People lined the road from Norman Manley Airport all the way to the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. There were housewives, grandmothers, pregnant women, professionals, schoolchildren, men, boys and girls stood in the pouring rain, singing Bolt's praises.
They faced the slanting rain, waded in water which was at times ankle-deep, and many of them trekked all the way from the Palisadoes road to the Pegasus. This was the way it was reported from the Jamaican Observer.
Fans grabbed onto the sides and jumped onto the hood, trying to get Bolt's attention. Although his car was a convertible, he had to satisfy himself with just an open window since it was pouring.
Usain Bolt is a hero to so many Jamaican people. Sports has long since been important in Jamaica, but to have someone so dominate the track and field events is just unbelievable.
"I'm just happy to be home. I just glad," Bolt told journalists from 17 media houses, including news crews from BBC TV, London Times, French TV1 and Le Quippe (newspaper) also out of France, who were accredited to witness his long awaited return to the island
Not only did Usain let every person in Beijing an World Wide know our National Anthem, he did it with pride. With the crime situation dominating not only Jamaica's local news but world wide it is good to have something to be proud of again.