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Usain Bolt looks a shadow of his former self after losing £10 million to scammers

Usain Bolt looks a shadow of his former self after losing £10 million to scammers

Bolt has been defrauded out of £10 million by the biggest scam in Jamaica's history, and he's not the bubbly runner we all remember

Usain Bolt looks a shadow of his former self, as he spoke publicly for the first time, after he was scammed out of £10 million.

The world of athletics has certainly been a poorer place ever since Bolt decided to hang us his running spikes, following the 2017 World Championships.

In the five years since, no one can claim to have had the success, both on and off the track, as the legendary Jamaican, the fastest man ever.

He's still made headlines in recent years due to his failed attempt at a football career, but at least showed off his speed against Jamie Carragher at Soccer Aid.

More recently, he was in the news after it transpired he'd been left with just £10,000 in his bank after losing £10 million to a scam in his home country.

And in his first interview since the news broke, the 36-year-old understandably didn't look like his normal self, as you can see in the video below.

"It’s always going to be a sad situation for anybody to lose what they have worked hard for," the eight time Olympic gold medalist told Jamaican press.

"That is a sad situation and I am definitely disappointed.

"I don’t want to say too much but, as we know, from everybody’s standpoint it doesn’t look good.

"I’ve read a few comments and everybody is confused. I am as confused as the public, but we’ll see what happens.

"No, I’m not broke, but it has definitely put a damper on me.

"It was for my future. Everybody knows I have three kids, I am still looking after my parents, and I still want to live very well.”

“Let’s give it time and see what will happen.

"For me it’s tough, but I think the years of competing helped me to understand and just focus.

"I leave the matter in my lawyers’ hands and I am just trying to focus on my family and try not to think too much about it because it’s a stressful situation."

Featured Image Credit: Jamaica Observer

Topics: Usain Bolt, Olympics, Jamaica, Athletics