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Usain Bolt And Warren Weir Become A Father

In what look like a repeat of 2012 Olympics 200m final in a reverse family way, legend Usain Bolt became a father on Sunday while his former track mate and 2012 Olympics 200m bronze medalist, Warren Weir also received his second child on Wednesday.

Bolt and his long time partner Kasi Bennett welcomed their first child ( daughter ) into the world on Sunday.

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness joined his Bolt’s former coach to send his congratulation in a social media post.

“Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl!” Holness wrote on Twitter.

In the congratulatory message sent by his former coach, Glen Mills. “It is his first child and I hope he enjoys being a father and the blessings which normally come with it,” Mills said.

When asked if he believes the child would face any pressure living up to the legacy of her father, Mills said it was way too early for anyone to think about whether the child will become an athlete like her father.

In February, Bolt, who has sped to world record times of 9.58 seconds and 19.19s in the 100 and 200 metres respectively, told reporters at the Super Bowl weekend in Miami, Florida that he might discourage his child from taking up sprinting as she would endure tremendous pressure.

“If they want to do it, I’m fine with it, but initially I am going to say don’t do it because I know the pressure that comes along with it,” Bolt said at the time.

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