Rio De Janeiro: A student who apparently spent the night with Olympic legend Usain Bolt after he celebrated his 30th birthday has shared photos of the encounter – and said it ‘normal’.
Jady Duarte, 20, shared WhatsApp pictures that seem to show her kissing and cuddling with the sprint king Bolt – who has a long-term girlfriend.
In one of the photos – which first appeared on several Brazilian websites including El Globo after Duarte shared them with friends – Bolt seems to give Duarte a kiss on the cheek while she looks into the camera.
The Jamaican sprinter, who turned 30 on Sunday, was also pictured partying until the early hours of Sunday morning at All In, a club in the Barra de Tijuca suburb of Rio.
It was a wild end to the sprinter’s third and apparently final Olympics where he won another three gold medals, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest sprinters of all time.
In typical fashion, the flamboyant runner took to the stage at the De Bracos Albertas club – delighting revellers and fans in the process.
Bolt, who has a girlfriend of two years at home in Jamaica who he calls his ‘First Lady’, also attracted the attention of Duarte, who shared photos of herself in bed with the superstar on WhatsApp early Sunday morning.
The intimate photos show the star curled with the student at 7am local time.
Speaking to local newspaper Extra, Duarte said that Bolt sent security over to get her attention.
She said she hadn’t realized that she was with a famous athlete and described their nocturnal encounter as ‘normal’ and ‘not a big deal’.
‘He sent a security call me, talk quickly. But at the time did not even know it was him, because they were like many Jamaicans,’ she said. ‘It was not a big deal. It was normal.’
Among the photos of Duarte with Bolt was a picture of a 100 Euro note – but she said: ‘No way, he did not pay me anything. I received no money.’
Duarte, a student from Rio, told Extra that she is upset about the publicity she has received since the pictures emerged, adding: ‘It’s very negative. I never wanted to be famous, I’m dying of shame.’
Duarte wasn’t the only woman to catch Bolt’s eye on Saturday night – a video posted to Twitter showed him twerking enthusiastically with another local girl during his evening out.
He sang and danced just hours after earning three Olympic gold medals. Bolt thus completed a triple triple, as he also won the 100 meters, the 200 meters and the 4×100-meter relay in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London.
Meanwhile his sister had just revealed that Bolt had a long-term girlfriend – 26-year-old Kasi Bennett.
Bolt and Bennett have been dating for more than two years and were likely to get engaged soon, according to Christine Bolt-Hylton.
But Bennett shared a cryptic tweet on Sunday. Someone commented on the world ‘discovering’ Bolt’s girlfriend, saying Bennett was ‘hot’.
Bennett replied: ‘I wish there was no discovery, but thank you so much. That’s really sweet of you.’
Bolt made an early exit from Rio Sunday night – departing a day earlier than planned and missing the Closing Ceremony entirely.
The Jamaican sprinter was seen heading for the departure lounge at Rio’s Galeo International Airport an hour before the event got underway at 8pm local time on Sunday.
His last tweet before departing Rio read in Portuguese: ‘We came, we saw, we conquered. Rio I have endless love for you.’
Bolt had also been expected to attend a party in his honor at the Jamaica hospitality house but the event was canceled due to bad weather, with an apologetic note left pinned to the railings outside.
The early departure of the 30-year-old means the Games concluded with almost no big name stars in attendance, with Michael Phelps and Sir Bradley Wiggins already back on home soil.
Bolt is flying home to a hero’s welcome in Kingston – and has had a reggae song called ‘Bolt the Champion’ composed in his honor.
The sprinter, who will now retire from Olympic competition following the Games, is expected to take on an ambassadorial role in athletics and has also signed a lifetime contract with Nike thought to be worth an estimated $30m a year.
However, the Jamaican champ has had no special treatment during the Rio Games, sharing a room in an Athlete’s Village with team mate Asafa Powell for most of the event.
Prior to the Opening Ceremony, he and his Jamaica team mates were put up in a low-cost hotel close to Galeo International airport, where rooms go for as little as $136 a night.
The only luxury at the Linx Hotel was the services of a Jamaican chef, flown in especially to provide the Olympic star and his team mates with food fit for champions.