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Usain Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight football club Stromsgodset

Usain Bolt is training with Norwegian top-flight club Stromsgodset, the 31-year-old had earlier trained with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

football Updated: May 30, 2018 17:53 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
(Usain Bolt had earlier trained with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.
(Usain Bolt had earlier trained with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.(AFP)

Multiple time sprint champion is training with Norwegian club Stromsgodset according to newspaper Verdens Gang. The eight time Olympic gold medallist had earlier trained with German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

The 31-year-old Jamaican, who is a football fanatic and a fan of English Premier League side Manchester United trained with the club in Drammen, 40km south-west of Oslo.

Bolt who retired from last year, hopes to play some part in a friendly for the club against their U-19 side.

“I want to try to get better, to work as hard as I can, play as much as I can. Maybe a club will see something and decide to give me a chance,” said Bolt, who hung up his spikes after last year’s world championships in London.

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Stromsgodset sporting director Jostein Flo said Bolt was given shirt number 9.58 - his world record time for the 100 metres - to wear during his time at the club and added that he may get a chance to play in a game to show what he can do.

The Stromsgodset players were surprised to find the world’s fastest man in their dressing room on Wednesday, Flo said.

“We told them a player was coming to try out and that he was damn fast - the door opened, and Bolt came in. It was a shock for them, they couldn’t believe it,” Flo added.

(With inputs from Reuters)

First Published: May 30, 2018 17:48 IST