- Title: Olympian Usain Bolt promotes his documentary in London
- Date: 28th November 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) SPRINT CHAMPION USAIN BOLT AND DIRECTORS BENJAMIN (L) AND GABE (R) TURNER ARRIVING AT PRESS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) OLYMPIC AND WORLD SPRINT CHAMPION USAIN BOLT SAYING: "This is not easy. I think that for most people concept of me is 'Oh Usain is... it is easy for Usain, there is no stress... you know what I mean? This is what most people always say to me when they see me, they go like: 'Oh you make it look so easy', but it is not. So I wanted to make people see what I went through to get to where I am at today. You know what I mean? And for me these guys... they really capture that for me. And it was... when I watched the movie, it was so good because I could feel all emotions throughout everything like I was reliving my life again when I was watching that and that is why I was really so pleased about what they have done, because they have captured everything that I wanted them to capture and I know that when people watch it, they will feel the same way that I'm feeling. And that is what I want people to see: the struggles, the pain, the triumph and the stress I have been through and they will have more insight also in my life because more people feel like... that I what do, and I act weird and goofy on camera... they feel like that... I'm pretending, I'm acting but that is how I genuinely am when I am by myself, I just chill with my friends, this is who I am as a person."
- 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: LVA0015ACZWOV
- 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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