Bolt cops flak over white girlfriend

London – His arm around her waist, sprinter Usain Bolt and his latest girlfriend are the picture of togetherness.

The world’s fastest man has been dating fashion designer Lubica Slovak for six months, and the relationship is described as “very serious”.

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, centre, has come in for criticism from black Jamaicans because he is dating a white woman. Credit: REUTERS

A friend of Slovak, 28, declared: “Love has no race – it’s a heart-to-heart connection.”

But Bolt, 25, has come in for criticism from fellow black Jamaicans unhappy that he has chosen a white partner.

One online posting said: “Really now Usain! Some successful black men obviously suffer from a white woman complex. You too?” while another complained: “Another one of our men snatched.”

Slovak emigrated to Canada with her father when she was 14, studying fashion design at Ryerson University in Toronto.

She moved to Jamaica after she “fell in love” with the island during a holiday in 2000.

Slovak was introduced to Bolt last year through a mutual friend, reggae singer Tami Chynn, with whom she owns an award-winning clothing line called Anuna, and a Kingston boutique.

She interviewed Bolt for a newspaper feature and they began dating in November. – Daily Mail

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