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Sprint king Usain Bolt scores in Borussia Dortmund training

Eight-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt trained with Borussia Dortmund players on Friday. He even scored with a header in the training.

football Updated: Mar 23, 2018 16:57 IST
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The trial with Borussia Dortmund has been organised by Puma, who sponsor both the club and the athletics great Usain Bolt.(REUTERS)

Multiple Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt had the chance to show off his football skills on Friday, nutmegging an opponent and scoring with a header as he trained with Borussia Dortmund in front of a cheering crowd.

Some 1,500 people were in the stands of Dortmund’s training ground for the morning session and dozens of reporters and camera crews were spread along the sideline as Bolt entered the pitch alongside players Mario Goetze and Julian Weigl.

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He warmed up with the Dortmund players as fans, some waving Jamaica flags, cheered on a chilly and overcast Ruhr valley morning.

Bolt then delighted his supporters as he nutmegged an opponent, knocking the ball through his legs, and scored with a fine header.

Dortmund, who share the same sponsor, Puma, as Bolt, had agreed in January to let the retired athlete train with the team.

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The 31-year-old, an eight-times Olympic gold medallist and a big Manchester United supporter who ended his sprint career last year, joked after a charity match on Thursday that he hoped his Dortmund appearance would lead to a contract with the Premier League club.

First Published: Mar 23, 2018 16:57 IST