Saturday, 26 September 2009
STAR SPOTLIGHT: Usain Bolt does BET's 106 & Park
He might be tired, but he's not slowing down. Olympic sprint champion and double world record holder, Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, continued his rounds, stopping by BET's 106 & Park music show in New York City on Thursday to joke and chat with hosts Terrence and Rocsi.
While there, the track superstar, 23, fielded questions about his record-smashing exploits in Berlin at the 2009 World Championships, the reaction to his huge success in athletics, his work with tourism officials, and of course, he demonstrated the latest dance ("Nuh Behaviour") causing a frenzy in the Jamaican dancehall. He was later joined by Jamaican-born athlete Sanya Richards, who showed she can "boogie" too.
Bolt will be honoured by the Jamaican government on National Heroes' Day with the Order of Jamaica (OJ), the country's fourth highest honour. A national highway will also be named after him, among several other honours. A grand celebratory super-party is scheduled for sometime in December, to be attended by guests, including champion swimmer Michael Phelps.