Sprinting Legend Usain Bolt Tries VR Goalkeeping

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Sprinting Legend Usain Bolt Tries VR Goalkeeping
April 12, 2018

Sprinting legend Usain Bolt tried his hand at virtual reality goalkeeping yesterday, but the retired Olympic champion had more success earlier as a DJ. 

 

Bolt, 31, who is known to love a party, hit the decks hours after arriving in Australia to support his fellow Jamaican athletes. He was spotted at Gold Coast's Sin City club in the early hours taking over the DJ booth, much to the delight of the dancefloor.

 

Images showed the athlete wearing virtual reality goggles as he worked to protect his goal. They came as he admitted he was shocked when Yohan Blake missed out on Commonwealth Games 100 metres gold.

 

Triple Olympic sprint champion Bolt watched fellow Jamaican Blake stumble in Monday's final and have to settle for bronze with South Africa's Akani Simbine taking the title.

 

Bolt, speaking at a Gold Coast press conference, said: "It was a bit shocking. Blake stumbled a little bit and then panicked. It was just one of those things. It happens."

 

Bolt admitted he had teased Blake pre-Games telling him not to return to Jamaica if he did not win the sprint gold. "I went to see him before he came to Australia at the (training) track and I did say that but it was just a joke. 

 

"I haven't texted him. I am waiting until I go to the (athletes') village to see him. I am definitely going to make fun of him," he said.

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