Usain Bolt celebrated his 30th birthday on Sunday August 21 and with that celebration marks an end to an era for the Jamaican sprint legend.
Bolt confirmed that he has officially retired from the Olympic games after winning three gold medals in the sprint double and and sprint relay in three consecutive Olympic games. The achievement made Usain Bolt the most decorated sprinter in track and field history and the second most decorated Olympian in history behind Michael Phelps.
“Thanks for all the birthday wishes my peeps.. I am beyond blessed to share my 30th birthday with you all. #Blessed,” Usain Bolt wrote on IG.
Usain Bolt final Olympic race was on Friday when he anchored the Jamaican men team to gold in the 4×100 meter.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 20, 2016
The Jamaica Olympic team also wishes Bolt a happy birthday on Twitter. “Happy 30th Birthday to the legend Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD! We wish you many happy returns Usain Bolt.”
Happy 30th Birthday to the legend Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD! We wish you many happy returns Usain Bolt ????. pic.twitter.com/AmspQ0597V
— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) August 21, 2016
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 20, 2016