Global sprint icon and the greatest sprinter of all time – Usain Bolt is set to be honored with a statute at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida next year.
“Artist Basil Watson has been commissioned to create the sculpture in Usain Bolt’s iconic “TO THE WORLD” pose from a position of kneeling on one knee,” said Miramar Commissioner Alexandra Davis while paying tribute to the Lightning Bolt.
“I proposed the Art in Public Places ordinance to be able to promote art throughout the City. The sculpture of the international and world-renowned track and field athlete will be funded in part by the Art in Public Places Fund as well as the Art in the Parks capital project.
“It will spur on economic development and serve as an inspiration for up-and-coming athletes of all ages and backgrounds.”
According to Davis the monument is expected to be ready to be mounted by October 2022.
Usain Bolt is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and an 11-time World Champion. He also owns the world records for 100m [9.58 seconds], 200m [19.19 seconds] and the 4×100 meters relay [36.84 seconds].