Usain Bolt revealed that his favourite artist is Drake and that he’s a Justin Bieber fan (a Belieber), one of his favourite countries is Paris, and that he’s targeting the sub-19 second barrier in the 200m.
Bolt revealed all this through his Snapchat account, where he announced that he’ll be doing weekly Q and A sessions with his fans. The footage was four minutes in length and was split up into Snapchat’s patented one to 10 second video clips.
Snapchat is a messaging platform available on mobile devices where users send videos, photos, and text to friends, with the content either disappearing after a single play, or playable for a 24-hour period if made into a story (which Bolt did).
He currently holds the world record in the 100m and 200m and is the defending Olympic champion.
Snapchat users are viewing videos a combined six billion times per day tripling its usage since May 2015.
Fans sent the following questions to which Bolt responded:
On competing in other track and field events
The 400m: I’ll never do it. Long jump: I may possibly do it.
I love Paris, and Switzerland. What do I love about Switzerland? Chocolate.
Season goals for 2016?
Sub-19 for the 200m and defend my Olympic titles. If I can get into similar shape as I was in during the 2008-2009 season, watch out.
Drake. I am also a Belieber.
On staying motivated
I want to be the greatest athlete ever.
What does Bolt think about when in the starting blocks?
Random stuff: Games, girls, everything.
Why Puma as a sponsor?
Because Puma is family. I’ve been with them since I was 15 and I’m 29 now.
What do I want to be when I grow up?
A track star, maybe, I don’t know, I’m already 29!
Who’s your idol?
Kevin Garnett [former professional basketball player].
Bolt’s Snapchat username is ‘ugoboss1919.’