A six-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt was speaking publicly for the first time since his fellow Jamaican and elite sprinter Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay of the United States tested positive for banned substances.
“If you were following me since 2002 you would know that I have been doing phenomenal things since I was 15,” the 100 meter and 200 meter world record holder told reporters ahead of this weekend’s Diamond League meeting in London.
“I was the youngest person to win the world junior title at 15, I ran the world junior record at 18, the world youth record at 17.
“I have broken every record there is to break, in every event I have ever done. For me, I have proven myself since I was 15. For me, I have shown I was always going to be great.”