Saturday, 17 June 2017

THE BIG FINISH: Usain Bolt’s Racers Grand Prix spectacle in 5 scenes

OH, what a night! As expected, the JN Racers Grand Prix “Salute to a Legend”, in honour of soon-to-retire sprinting sensation Usain Bolt brought the fireworks, fan frenzy and grand festivities to the National Stadium last Saturday night, drawing appearances from PM Andrew Holness, Dr. Peter Phillips, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Portia Simpson-Miller, Lord Sebastian Coe and a massive crowd, to witness a moment in history. TALLAWAH captures some of the highlights in 10.03 seconds.

TOGETHER AGAIN: Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt are the very definition of supportive parents, so they wouldn’t have missed their son’s grand finale for the world. Naturally, they were among the VIPs on hand to witness the showstopping moment and greet their golden boy after he crossed the finish line and the festivities began. 

FROM A GRATEFUL NATION: Hardworking Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange has a congratulatory hug for the 8-time Olympic gold medallist, who will suit up in the black, green and gold for the final time at the World Championships in London in August. As the minister promised, a statue in Bolt’s honour will be unveiled in time for the championships. 

WE ARE FAMILY: Usain Bolt’s phenomenal success on the international scene is largely the result of serious collaborative effort. We love this priceless moment that captures the sprint double world-record holder bonding with Racers Track Club head coach Glen ‘The Guru’ Mills, agent Ricky Simms, executive manager Nugent Walker and masseuse Eddie Edwards

THE PEOPLE’S CHAMP: As is customary, Bolt immersed himself in the fan frenzy as a show of appreciation to the hundreds of supporters who filled the National Stadium to capacity to see their favourite track star do what he does best one last time. 

TURN UP THE MUSIC: The celebration would not have been complete without some sizzling live performances to bring the curtains down on a night to remember. Top local acts like Ding Dong (centre) and I-Octane welcomed the opportunity to be a part of the historical moment, paying tribute to a living legend who can never truly be replaced. 

>> Check out more photo highlights courtesy of Skkan Media and Sleek

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