Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt both inquired about their son’s health in their Thursday night visit with the sprinter. Usain Bolt parents paid him a brief visit in the athlete’s village and insisted Friday he’s ready to run and defend his gold medals.
The health of Usain Bolt has been a question as the showman enters his final Olympics nursing a sore hamstring. Bolt is trying to win the 100, 200 and 4×100 relay — just like the last two Olympics — to close his career with nine gold medals. The 100-meter final is Sunday and Bolt races in his first heat the day before.
Since their son became a star, Trelawney now has running water, a paved road, refurbished clinics, health centers and schools and a new playground for kids. Wellesley still reports for work at the village shop, where he sells as much as he gives away. Bolt’s first gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.