2012 Summer Olympics

Usain Bolt: Olympics Superstar Involved in Car Crash

ROME, ITALY - MAY 31:  Jamaica's Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt reacts after winning the 100m men at the IAAF Compeed Golden Gala at Stadio Olimpico on May 31, 2012 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Paolo Bruno/Getty Images)
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Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJune 10, 2012

Even the world's fastest man can't escape some of life's small, common and unfortunate events. Olympic gold-medalist Usain Bolt was reportedly involved in a minor car accident early this morning. 

According to Bolt's publicist, via USA Today, Bolt was leaving a party when the "fender bender" occurred. The great news is that nobody was injured in the accident.

There were no reports of any other potentially harmful details as well. I am more than happy to report a story like this where all parties emerge of sound body, mind and reputation. Former world-record holder and Bolt's Jamaican countryman Asafa Powell was apparently at the scene, but in another car.

The two Jamaican sprinters had recently returned from the Diamond League meet in Norway, also per USA Today. They finished first and second in the 100 Meters in Oslo. Bolt recovered from a "poor" start as it was described by USA Today to finish with a sick time of 9.79.

Powell was the slowpoke in this instance, finishing at 9.85. It seems the Jamaicans may be primed for a dominant performance in the London Olympics.

If Bolt is not running his best race, but still winning with an impressive 9.79; what will happen when he's worked out the kinks?

The 25-year-old hasn't lost a race since he was disqualified for a false start at the World Championships in South Korea in 2011.

He's on a mission, and it's good to see this little incident won't derail him.


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