Usain Bolt and his partner, Kasi Bennett, became parents on Sunday after Bennett gave birth to a baby girl, the couple’s first child, as reported by CNN Sport. Bolt publicly stated in 2017 that he and Bennett were looking toward the future as his sprinting career came to a close and that they hoped to have children. In January, the couple made the official announcement that Bennett was pregnant, posting maternity photos on their Instagram pages. And now, the world finally has its newest Bolt.
Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness was the first to publicly congratulate Bolt and Bennett on the birth of their daughter, tweeting the news on Monday.
“Congratulations to our sprint legend Usain Bolt and Kasi Bennett on the arrival of their baby girl,” he wrote.
— Andrew Holness (@AndrewHolnessJM) May 18, 2020
Bolt is a multiple Olympic gold medallist, a world champion many times over, a world record-holder and he even tried his hand at professional soccer after retiring from athletics. He’s a man with many titles and identities, and he can officially add “father” (and “world’s fastest father”) to that list.
Neither Bolt nor Bennett have posted on their social accounts since their daughter’s birth, and her name has yet to be announced.