- Title: Olympian Usain Bolt promotes his documentary in London
- Date: 28th November 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) OLYMPIC AND WORLD SPRINT CHAMPION USAIN BOLT SAYING: "The Puma boss actually decided that he could get me some training time with Borussia Dortmund at the end of the next season. So he has asked me if wanted to do it and I was like 'why not?', that is something that I always wanted to try to see if I was any good at, so at the end of the season next season I will go and do a little trial, not a little trial but a little training to see if it would be worthy." DIRECTOR: "I think you should play NFL" USAIN BOLT: "He keeps pushing that. He keeps pushing that". DIRECTOR: "I think you'd be an absolute smash" VARIOUS USAIN BOLT AND BENJAMIN AND GABE TURNER LEAVING PRESS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 13th December 2016 16:19
- Keywords: I Am Bolt Usain Bolt documentary Olympics athlete news conference
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts/Culture/Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA0075ACZWOV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took part in press conference in London on Monday (November 28) ahead of the world premiere of his new film looking at his record-breaking career.
"I Am Bolt" follows the nine-times Olympic gold medallist in his gruelling training and competition as well as relaxing at home, giving fans a glimpse into the life of the man nicknamed "Lightning Bolt".
"Most people's concept of me is that 'Oh Usain, it's easy for Usain, there's no stress' ... but it's not," Bolt told a news conference.
"I wanted to make people see what I went through to get to where I'm at today."
The documentary, which includes location footage from the Beijing World Championships, Rio Olympics and London Olympics, also has video from Bolt's youth and interviews with family members, friends and coach.
Bolt, who became the first person to win three consecutive 100 and 200 metres Olympic golds in Rio de Janeiro in August and is the world record holder in the two disciplines, can also be seen talking about his nerves and fears ahead of a race.
"I could feel all emotions throughout everything, like I was reliving my life again when I was watching that," he said of the film.
"That's what I wanted people to see, the struggles, the pain, the triumph, the stress that I've been through and then have more insight also on my life."
The 30-year-old has said he plans to retire from the sport after the August world championships in London. He told reporters he wanted to do more charity work afterwards as well as give something back to his sport.
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