- The retired Olympic sprinter is father to one girl and twin boys.
- The fastest man in the world says that the Olympics was easy in comparison to raising them.
- Bolt is not forcing his sporting lifestyle on his children, he told People magazine.
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Bolt, 34, is father to one girl – Olympia Lightning, born May 2020 – and twin boys – Saint Leo and Thunder, both born June 2021.
In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Jamaica's eight-time gold medalist said that having three children is harder than the Olympics.
"[It's harder] being a father of three, of all of them, especially when they're crying. It's great, but everybody's crying. It's pandemonium in the house." Bolt said.
Bolt parents his children with long-time partner Kasi Bennett, a Jamaican model.
Since bringing their twins into the world, Bolt tells People that they have had help from both his parents and Bennett's parents, with Bolt saying that this helps with how "crazy" it is to have three small children.
As the world gathers to watch the pandemic-era 2020 Olympics, the question is whether the next generation of Bolts will be joining their father's sporting legacy.
The world record-holding Olympian says his children are indeed growing tall and showing physical signs of athleticism, but the fastest man in the world told People that he will let that choice belong to his children.
"It would be wonderful to sit in the stands and watch any one of them just to compete. That's a high level, and even to win, it would be a dream come true. But as I said, I won't pressure. I won't pressure, but it would be a great experience as a dad, as an Olympian, to watch your kid as an Olympian, running with the Olympians."
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is the first to follow Bolt's retirement from athletics, meaning this year the games will – amongst other things, due to the pandemic – be missing an iconic sporting figure.