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Bolt Returns Home To Heroes Welcome
reggaewire | September 9, 2008 at 06:46 amby
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Jamaicans crowded the international airport to celebrate Bolt, who won three gold medals at the Beijing Games.
He was also greeted by dignitaries including Prime Minister Bruce Golding. It was his first visit to the Caribbean island since his starring role at last month's Olympics.
"I'm glad to see so many people out here to see me. I'm just glad to be home," Bolt said as he waded through well-wishers waving the green, gold and black flag of Jamaica.
The lanky, 22-year-old sprinter then climbed into a convertible that carried him through Kingston as fans snapped pictures with cameras and cell phones.
Bolt set world records in the 100 and 200 meters in Beijing, and his third gold medal came in the 400-meter relay in which Jamaica also broke a world record. He competed in meets in Belgium and Switzerland before returning home.
Golding said the government was planning to reward Bolt and other Jamaican champions but did not specify how.
"We have to make the most of this moment and ensure we make an institution of this," the prime minister said.
The Reggae News Agency
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