Who is Olympia Lightning? Care to Guess

Who is Olympia Lightning? Care to Guess

Usain Bolt has posted pictures of his baby daughter for the first time after revealing her name is Olympia Lightning.

The Olympic gold medallist, 33, took to Twitter on Tuesday to wish his partner Kasi Bennett, now 31, a happy birthday as they begin a new chapter of their lives together.

The pair welcomed their first child on June 14 but this is the first time the couple have revealed her name or shared photos of the new arrival.

Usain uploaded a series of images of Kasi draped in a flowing ballgown as she sat cradling their little girl.

He wrote: ‘I want to wish my gf @kasi__b a happy birthday. I get to spend ur special day with u. I want nothing but happiness for u & will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face.

‘We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt [sic].’

It comes after Kasi herself shared a series of pictures from her personal family photo album last month as she celebrated the sportsman’s first Father’s Day.

Kasi posted pictures from her ultrasound, her labour and from the trip they conceived their baby on, just eight days after giving birth.

Taking to Instagram Stories, Kasi posted a picture of Bolt, her boyfriend of five years, posing up a storm on a boat as she praised him as a father.

She wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing man. Our little girl is blessed to call you daddy. We love you more than a single day could convey.’

Alongside a second picture of them on a boat, Kasi revealed that this holiday was when they conceived their child.

She wrote: ‘The trip that gave us our biggest blessing.’

Kasi also shared a clip of the couple at their baby’s ultrasound as she wrote: ‘Now a party of three.’

And finally, she shared a clip of herself in labour with Bolt as she donned hospital scrubs and they both rubbed noses in their face masks.

Kasi wrote: ‘On this day, you took on your greatest role and I’ve been constantly in awe how you’ve thrived as a father, nurturing and showering her with love.’

Sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain and his long-time girlfriend Kasi welcomed their first child in June, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness confirmed in a congratulatory tweet.

‘Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl,’ Holness tweeted, in honor of the Jamaican athlete, who holds world records in the 100m and 200m distances.

The tweet was the long-awaited follow up to Bolt’s March Instagram video confirming that Bennett was expecting a daughter.

Bolt, the only sprinter to win the 100m and 200m golds at three consecutive Olympics, specifically 2008, 2012 and 2016, is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time.

Bolt already has said he would not encourage his children 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,’ he said earlier this year.

An 11-time world champion, Bolt retired after the 2017 world championships in London where he suffered a hamstring injury in the final race of his career.

When Bolt shared on Instagram the first announcement that Bennet was pregnant on Jan. 23, he posted a stunning image of the expectant mother cradling her bump.

‘I just want to say a KING or QUEEN is about to be HERE,’ Bolt wrote in the caption.

Fans soon flooded the comments with praise and congratulations for the happy couple, while Kasi also shared news on her own page.

The mother-to-be then added captions on a series of images reading: ‘Our golden child. Coming soon… Our greatest celebration… Our biggest blessing’.

Prior to the announcement, Usain revealed hopes to have children with his longtime girlfriend ‘in the near future’, following years of enjoying a low-key romance.

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