• I am happy with my surroundings and family, says Usain Bolt • ‘I’m enjoying my retirement – I’ve stopped worrying and it suits me’
Usain Bolt says he stops spending as much time on social media as he did when he was a world-class sprinter, even though the Jamaican won the 100m and 200m at the 2008 Olympics and was part of the 4x100m gold-medal team.
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“When I was younger I was always active on social media but now I try to stay away as much as possible,” the 31-year-old said. “My mind is different. I don’t want to be judged by what I do on social media. I just try to stay away from it.”
Bolt retired earlier this year after winning his third and final individual gold medal at the World Championships in London, and having also won the 100m at the 2008 Olympics and the 4x100m at the 2012 London Games. Bolt will race in the Legends event at the USA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Thursday.
“I’m happy with my surroundings and my family,” said Bolt, who lives with his family in Jamaica and has been linked to an advisory role with Apple in Silicon Valley. “I’m enjoying my retirement – I’ve stopped worrying and it suits me. It is a nice time to focus on my family and I like to be at home.”