‘I think right now he would be faster than me’: Usain Bolt – the quickest man in HISTORY – believes ‘super athlete’ Cristiano Ronaldo would beat him in a race (Well, he has been retired for three years!)
- Usain Bolt believes Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo would beat him in a race
- The quickest man in the world still holds the 100m sprint record at 9.58 seconds
- But Bolt is confident ‘super athlete’ Ronaldo would easily come out on top
- The Jamaican also said he regretted not pursuing a football career in Europe
Usain Bolt doesn’t fancy his chances in a race against ‘super athlete’ Cristiano Ronaldo with the retired sprinter confident the Juventus forward would win easily.
Bolt was crowned the fastest man in the world when he broke the 100m sprint record with a time of 9.58 seconds at the Berlin World Championships.
During his time at Real Madrid, Ronaldo once ran 96 metres in 10 seconds while his official FIFA speed is 21mph. Bolt believes the 36-year-old would be too quick for him if they were to race.
Usain Bolt – the world’s fastest man – believes Cristiano Ronaldo would beat him in a race
Ronaldo’s official FIFA speed is 21mph while Bolt holds both the 100m and 200m record
‘Cristiano would win for sure,’ Bolt told Marca.
‘He’s still active and he works hard every day. For me, he’s a super athlete.
‘He’s always at the top of his sport. He works very hard and is always focused. I think right now he would be faster than me.
Bolt described the forward as a ‘super athlete’ because he is always at the top of his sport
Bolt, who also holds the record for the 200m sprint with a time of 19.19 seconds, tried to build a career as a professional footballer after leaving athletics.
The Jamaican failed to earn a contract with Australian side Central Coast Mariners in 2018, despite scoring twice in a friendly match.
He believes his fortunes may have been different had he tried to pursue a career in Europe instead.
The Jamaican says he regrets trying to pursue a football career in Australia instead of Europe
‘I think that if I had stayed in Europe I would have achieved it and it would have been better,’ he added.
‘My thinking when going to Australia was to be away from the media, away from everyone.
‘It was going to help me to work with less pressure but it didn’t work out that way. I think if I had played in Europe I would have had more help, I would have lasted longer and I would have been successful.’
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