The weather channel did not report the phenomenon that occurred over the Father’s Day weekend but the sports and entertainment channels erupted after Jamaican Olympian Usain St. Leo Bolt posted on social media that he is the new father of twin boys — Saint Leo and Thunder.
Creatively named with monikers reflecting their father’s ingenious contribution to the world, Saint Leo inherits the athlete’s middle name while son Thunder might have to prove his worth on equal track as his speedy dad.
The 34-year-old father of three, and retired 11-time world champion proudly flaunted the photograph of his family which includes spouse Kasi Bennett, 11-month old daughter Olympia, and the two newest Bolts.
The adorable Instagram post topped any news about the Tokyo summer Olympics which this year will not feature the eight-time gold medalist because he exited the world stage in 2016 following his run at the Rio Games in Brazil.
“This is like platinum,” a sports enthusiast said, “after Lightning and Thunder we will probably have volts and volts of Bolts.”
Similar references to a name which adapts to sports, speed and weather welcomed the arrival of his first daughter Olympia Lightning July 2020.
Among cheerleaders to the name of choice, allegedly, tennis great Serena Williams embraced the athlete via social media last year to send hearts and goodwill emojis complimenting the proud parents who as she did with partner Alexia Ohanian named their first child Olympia.
For the first time since the millennium, Bolt will not be the star of track and field competitions at the Olympics.
Reportedly earlier this year he told CNN he will watch from the stands.
“I’m definitely excited to be in the stands,” Bolt said. “I’ve never got an opportunity to really watch Olympic Games, to either go (watch) swimming, the soccer or just to see all the events. So I’m excited to actually get the chance to really experience Olympics like a true fan.”
After dominating the sport since 2000 setting records in the 100m at 9.58 and 200m at the lightning speed of 19.19 Bolt emerged the first and only athlete to claim gold at three consecutive Olympic games in ’08. ’12 and ’16.
Throughout his stellar sports career Bolt was often photographed draped in the black, gold and green colors of his country in a signature pose interpreted to mean “Jamaica to the world.”
Some of the celebrated names who have parodied the stance include Britain’s Prince Harry, former President Barack Obama and legions of fans.
The super-achiever’s indelible stance is replicated in wax at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London where thousands of tourists annually visit to mimic the Jamaican, victory, trademark.