For his fans Usain Bolt’s possible Manchester United stint will be very interesting development after 2012 Olympics
Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth. There are speculations that this man who run faster than anyone else on the earth is all set to try his luck in soccer. Though not many are sure if her has ever played soccer seriously, but this is going to be a big news and many soccer superstars may be eclipsed by the mere electrifying presence of Bolt.
But many doubt that after being so successful in a sport he can begin in soccer from very beginning. Many people wonder even if he is introduced by Manchester United straight into professional soccer, he may be able to make an impact and justify the high price he will obviously be paid. He is already a huge star and charges huge sums of money for endorsements, so he is not expected to come cheap for Manchester United.
Meanwhile Usain Bolt has already won a gold medal in the 100m shoot-out in London Olympic and has qualified for the semi-finals of the 200m, cementing his position as the top sprinter in the world.
Many people are amazed at the ease with which he runs so fast. Initially in the 100m shoot-out he took it easy, then slowly accelerated his speed and then went ahead of everyone including Ryon Blake who many said was going to win the race. Many had said that American sprinter Tyson Gay who ruled the sprinting before the arrival of Usain Bolt just before the Beijing Olympic may also do some magic and win the race, but he failed to get even bronze medal.
He is an overwhelming favourite to win the 200m too given the fact that he seems to be in his best health right now. In qualification rounds too he was very confident and did pretty well.
Meanwhile many people wonder as to why a small nation like Jamaica churns out so many world class athletes so regularly. Had Bolt not won the 100m shoot-out it would have been won by another fellow Jamaican Ryon Blake. Exercise physiologists at the University of Glasgow and the University of the West Indies who are conducting research on the success of West Africa in sprinting. Its preliminary findings conclude that 70 percent of Jamaicans have the “strong” form of the ACTN3 gene—which produces a protein in their fast-twitch muscle fibers that has been linked to increased sprinting performance. That’s a significantly higher percentage than in the United States, where about 60 percent have the gene variant.