Bolt brings joy to storm drenched Jamaica

Aug 07, 2012, 08:28 IST | Agencies

Tropical Storm Ernesto drenched parts of Jamaica but did not dampen the country's joy over another record-breaking Olympic victory by Usain Bolt in London on Sunday

Thousands of his countrymen cheered him at public viewing places and thousands of living rooms as off-and-on gusty winds from the storm swept across the Caribbean country.


Fans watch Usain Bolt win the 100m final on a giant screen in the Jamaican capital Kingston on Sunday. PIC/AFP

A crowd of roughly 500 people on the grounds of the national stadium cheered wildly as Bolt crossed the finish line of the 100-meter dash in 9.63 seconds, many dancing and chanting “Jamaica, Jamaica!” One woman dropped to the ground, crying with relieved joy.

“Jamaica No 1! I knew it! I knew it,” she was quoted as saying by the Associated Press.

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