Bolt becomes co-owner of esports group WYLDE

Soccer Football — Soccer Aid 2021 — Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain — September 4, 2021 World XI’s Usain Bolt with medal celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

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March 30 (Reuters) — Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has joined esports group WYLDE as co-owner, the Dublin-based organisation said.

Bolt, who holds the 100m and 200m world records, will be «involved in a range of activities focused on elevating WYLDE’s growing brand», the organisation said in a statement on Tuesday.

WYLDE was founded two years ago by Steve Daly, a former investment banker at JP Morgan, and David Cronin, former President & Chief Executive of the American Ireland Funds.

An 11-time world champion, Bolt, 35, retired after the 2017 World Championships in London where he suffered a hamstring injury in the final race of his career.

Bolt told the BBC in December 2021 that he used to skip training to play video games when he was young.

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Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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