LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt has been biting his tongue for sometime now, but the Jamaican sprint legend finally decided to call out the most decorated American track and field athlete of all-time, following his sprint double repeat at the London Olympics.
Bolt’s performances since his world record breaking outing in 2008 has seen him taking several swipes from American legendary Carl Lewis, who still remains puzzled about the world record holder’s rapid success in the sprints.
Finally, after winning a second successive Olympic 100m and 200m title, the 25-year-old showed that he had enough.
Bolt said: “I’m going to say something controversial right now: Carl Lewis, I have no respect for him.
“The things he says about the track athletes is really downgrading for another athlete to say something like that. I think he’s just looking for attention, really, because nobody really talks much about him.
“So he’s looking for attention. That was really sad for me when I heard the other day what he was saying. It was upsetting. I’ve lost all respect for him. All respect.
And if that’s not enough, Bolt also voiced his disappointments over Lewis’ comments about the Jamaican sprinters, especially what has been said about himself and training partner, Yohan Blake.
“All the drug stuff,” Bolt noted. “For an athlete to be out of the sport and to be saying that is really upsetting.”