Usain Bolt and his partner, Kasi Bennett, have announced that they recently added two new members to their family with the births of twin boys. Bolt and Bennett welcomed Saint Leo Bolt and Thunder Bolt into the world, giving their firstborn, Olympia Lightning Bolt, a pair of younger brothers. The couple made the announcement on Father’s Day, posting photos of their three children together on Instagram.
Last May, Bennett gave birth to Olympia, and now, just over a year later, the family has grown by two. Unlike last year, when Bolt and Bennett announced that they were pregnant in January, months ahead of Olympia’s birth, they kept this pregnancy under wraps, making for a big surprise when they posted the news of Saint Leo and Thunder.
The family’s announcement comes just weeks before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, which begin on July 23. The Tokyo Games will be the first Olympics not featuring Bolt since Sydney hosted the event in 2000. Four years later, Bolt made his Olympic debut, racing at the Athens Games, and he officially signed his name in the history books in 2008, when he won gold in the 100m and 200m, breaking the world records in both events.
He dominated the next to Olympics (as well as every other competition he entered in the following years) before retiring from professional sprinting in 2017.