Usain Bolt arrives in Australia to train with football team

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Sydney, Aug 18 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt arrived in Australia on Saturday to train with professional Australian football club Central Coast Mariners, the club said in a statement.

Bolt, who will be in the country for an indefinite period, was greeted by reporters and fans on his arrival here, where the sprint legend said he was confident of making the jump to professional football, reports Efe.

“This is a great opportunity for me. The Central Coast Mariners have given me a great opportunity and I’m just going to come here and do my best,” the Jamaican said.

“I always put my best foot forward and I’m going to show the world what I’m made of,” he added.

Bolt is scheduled to start training with the club on Tuesday, coinciding with his 32nd birthday.

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Bolt had also trained with German club Borussia Dortmund, South African club Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset after he retired from athletics.

–IANS

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