Sunday, August 12, 2012

Usain Bolt goes from breaking records to spinning them in DJ booth

Usain Bolt just keeps on running.  The Jamaican track star didn't waste any time after taking gold in the 4x100 relay before sprinting from Olympic Stadium to party in East London on Saturday night.

The triple gold-winning runner already showed he can break records but, at the London hotspot Puma Yard,  Bolt showed he can spin them too after he turned DJ and spun some vinyl for a packed crowd.

"He came on stage and grabbed the mike," DJ Manny Norte told The Associated Press.  "The energy went up tenfold.  It was electric.  Everyone was very excited to see him."

Whether it's at 9.63 seconds or 33 rpm's, Bolt seems to be the man.

Word is that the man who won gold in three events—100 meter, 200 meter and relay—  proved he is just as comfortable mixing music as well.

"I am happy and did what I did and I came here to be a legend," said Bolt at the club which has been used as Jamaica's home base.  "I am now, so I am very happy with myself."

Bolt's happiness carried over to the adoring crowd.

"It was an historic event," said Norte who spun alongside Bolt.  "It's not every day you get to play to a crowd with the fastest man on planet ... You can tell he loves his music— his pop and reggae.  We mixed the tracks a bit."

The fastest man in the world posed for pictures and chowed down on Jamaican food with his teammates and British hip-hop artist Clement Marfo in between sets behind the turntables.

"We always come out here and give it our best," said Bolt.  "At this Olympics we did great, so for me, it was an honor to share it with these guys and do wonderful and extraordinary things."

After attending his sponsor's party in East London's Brick Lane area, Bolt ran over to the posher Movida in London's West End. The club spokesperson Martina Pokorna said his group included Bolt's teammate Yohan Blake and British swimmer Rebecca Adlington.

She said they were given a Nebuchadnezzar— the equivalent of 20 bottles— of Aces of Spades champagne.  It has a retail value of 80,000 pounds ($125,000).

"They left at 6 o'clock this morning," she said.

It's a nice start but the real party doesn't begin until Bolt touches back down in Jamaica.

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