Usain Bolt victim of a scam: current accounts emptied
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The Jamaican star, 8 times Olympic gold medalist and 11 times world gold medalist Usain Bolt, was the unwilling protagonist of an unpleasant financial mishap. In fact, his money suddenly disappeared, in a sensational theft against him.
This was revealed by his manager Nugent Walker, who told the Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner everything. That would be several million dollars invested in a Jamaican fund and gone. The world record holder in the 100m and 200m has lost most of his gains.
Bolt, now 36 and retired from racing in 2017, is considered the greatest sprinter of all time. Bolt has increased his assets mainly thanks to the marketing of his image of him, and is still an important testimonial of various companies.
According to Forbes, his net worth is over $34 million. So, the ormer Olimpic legened Usain Bolt would have been the victim of a troop for millions of dollars, with the scammers who would have emptied his checking accounts.
Carl Lewis, Olympic and world champion in sprint and long jump, as well as former holder of the 100 m world record, at the end of the Olympics points out the substantial improvement of the Jamaican athlete in one year (from 10"03 to 9"69) and that, among the athletes who dipped under 9.80, three tested positive for doping tests and one was out for a year due to injury.
Bolt has never been found positive in anti-doping controls, as stated by the president of the IAAF Lamine Diack and Bolt himself has maintained that his victories, and those of all his other compatriots, are the result of a lot of training and that anyone who wants checking it is welcome.
Nicknamed Lightning Bolt, he won 8 Olympic and 11 world gold medals in his career and is the only athlete in history to have won gold medals in the 100m and 200m dash in three consecutive editions of the Olympic Games. as well as in three different editions of the world championships.
He also held the world records in the 200m dash in the under 20 and under 18 categories until 2021, with 19"93 and 20"13 respectively. Former world record holders Pietro Mennea and Michael Johnson have called him the greatest sprinter of all time.