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Olympian Usain Bolt and Girlfriend Kasi Bennett Welcome Their 1st Child Together

Odette Odendaal
May 19, 2020
11:11 A.M.

Usain Bolt, considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time, is now also a father as his long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett gave birth to their first child on Sunday.

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Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed the happy news by congratulating sprint legend Usain Bolt and his girlfriend on the birth of their first child and daughter.

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By becoming the only sprinter to win gold medals for the 100m and 200m at three consecutive Olympics, Usain cemented his name into the history books as a legend.

His reign on the podium began in 2008, and ended in 2016 - the same year Usain made his relationship with fashionista Kasi Bennett public.

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Now 33 years old, Usain still holds the world records in the 100m and 200m sprints and earned eight gold medals along the way. But fatherhood is a new chapter in his life, and Usain won't necessarily want his kids to follow in his footsteps.

"That´s going to be hard for my kid. If they want to do it, I'm fine with it. But initially, I'm going to say don't do it, because I know the pressure that will come along with it," Usain previously said.

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The pressure would be substantial since Usain became the world champion eleven times while the world championships in 2017 served as his exit from athletics into retirement.

Usain earned a bronze in the 100m sprint, he sustained a hamstring injury during the last race of his career - his leg of the 100m relay event.

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Kasi and Usain had been sparse with details regarding their new bundle of joy, and he first shared news of his upcoming fatherhood on January 23, when he posted a stunning image of Kasi cradling her baby bump.

In March, the couple's gender reveal party held at Peter's Rock in Kingston, Jamaica, shared that they expected a daughter, and the joyous event included dancing and food, and a slideshow of memories made by Kasi and Usain over the years.

Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish arrive at the Premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level"  on December 9, 2019, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

Kevin Hart and wife Eniko Parrish arrive at the Premiere of "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 9, 2019, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.

In the same month, comedian Kevin Hart and his wife Eniko announced that they also have a baby daughter on the way.

Eniko and Kevin already share a two-year-old son named Kenzo, and the comedic actor can't wait for the arrival of their second bundle of joy.

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