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After losing about 12 million dollars, Usain Bolt reacts

After losing about 12 million dollars, Usain Bolt reacts

Usain Bolt has rubbished claims he is now broke, after rumors swirled he only has $12,000 left in his bank account. These rumors come after a fraud case that may have cost his company 12 million euros. Bolt commented on the case for the first time this weekend, speaking at a luncheon for the Gibson McCook Relays at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. Bolt told the Jamaica Observer that:

It will always be a sad situation for anyone to lose what they have worked so hard for. This is a sad situation and I am definitely disappointed. I don't want to say too much, but, as we know, from everyone's perspective, it doesn't look good. I have read several reviews and they are all confused. I'm just as confused as the public, but we'll see what happens. No, I'm not a knocker, but it definitely put a damper on me. It was for my future. Everyone knows that I have three children, I am still taking care of my parents and I still want to live very well.

Usain Bolt is widely regarded as the fastest athlete of all time, having set a record in spectacular fashion when he "burned" the 100m field at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He called time on his athletics career in 2017 with eight Olympic gold medals, 11 World Championship titles and almost unbeatable records in the 100m and 200m, but his retirement has not been so happy.

He is the most high-profile victim in a $3 billion fraud case that has affected more than 40 clients, after $12.7 million he had invested in a Stocks and Securities Limited account is said to have dwindled to just $12,000. The Jamaican government has asked the FBI to step in to help its investigations as they seek to get to the bottom of this. Bolt added that:

Let's give it time and see what happens. It's difficult for me, but I think the years of racing helped me understand and focus. I leave the matter in the hands of my lawyers and I'm just trying to focus on my family and try not to think about it too much because it's a stressful situation.

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