Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has fathered twins, Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt.
Bolt, 34, and his partner, Kasi Bennett, broke the news in a Father’s Day Instagram post, with a flash emoji next to each of their three children’s names. The couple have a one-year-old daughter, Olympia Lightning.
While Thunder Bolt is a clear pun, Saint Leo is the middle name of the Jamaican athlete considered the greatest sprinter of all time.
The choice of children’s first names has taken social networks by storm. “Listen, when your name is Bolt and you’re the fastest man in the world, the universe tells you to do all the cool stuff with baby names,” one Twitter user wrote.
Eleven-time world champion, Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships in London, where he injured his hamstrings in the last race of his career.
The couple posted photos of themselves with their children, their newborn sons appearing asleep in wicker cribs while their sister held a ball. A Bennett caption read: “Happy Father’s Day to my love forever!” Usain Bolt. You are the rock of this family and the biggest daddy of our little ones. We love you in an endless world!
They haven’t revealed when the twins were born. Olympia Lightning was born in May 2020, with her name announced publicly two months later. Neither Bolt nor Bennett had posted about her pregnancy with the twins.
Bolt won Olympic gold medals in the 100m and 200m at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games. He still holds the world records in the 100m and 200m, making him the fastest man in the world. ‘history.
After his athletic career ended, Bolt briefly played professional football. He will soon be starring in Soccer Aid, alongside reality TV star Mark Wright, TV presenter Ore Oduba and Love Island’s Kem Cetinay for a charity match at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in September.