In a shocking incident, Athletics legend Usain Bolt’s account lost millions of dollars leading to a probe being launched to investigate the matter according to reports. Bolt’s manager Nugent Walker told a Jamaican newspaper Gleaner about the incident.
Nugent said that Jamaica’s Financial Investigations Division and Financial Services Commission are making a probe in the case. The account from which Bolt’s money has been missing is with Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL). The SSL have also reached out to the police on the matter.
A report stated that Bolt came to know about the discrepancies in his SSL account first on Wednesday (January 11). “All the relevant steps have been taken to come to the bottom of this. He’s been with this entity for over 10 years. His entire portfolio is being reviewed,” said Bolt’s manager who refused to give further details into the case.
As per the Jamaican newspaper, there seems to be an involvement of a SSL employee in this case. The lawyer representing this unnamed employee is in constant touch with the SSL and its lawyers.
Bolt is a eight-time Olympic champion. Additionally, he has world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay respectively. He is unarguably, the greatest sprint athlete of all time. The Jamaican born runner took just 9.58 seconds at the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships to make history in the 100m race.
No sprinter has ran the 100m in 9.58 seconds or less, making Bolt a one-of-a-kind athlete, born once in a lifetime. In that race, Bolt’s average ground speed was 37.58km/h. He had reached the top speed of 44.72km/h in the 60-80m stretch – numbers fitting for the world’s fastest man. He retired in 2017 and is now aged 36 years old.