JOHANNESBURG – The President of Athletics South Africa Aleck Skhosana said Usain Bolt's visit to the Puma School of Speed at Ruimsig Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday had inspired exceptional performances from high school athletes.
Athletics South Africa said on Tuesday that Bolt had offered words of inspiration to young athletes in South Africa.
“My motto is anything is possible,” Bolt said to the athletes. “When I started out I never knew I’d be this great.
“I just wanted to be a good sprinter. I worked hard, stayed dedicated and was always positive and confident in my team and myself, that if I pushed myself I could be great.
“Non-one knows the possibilities for times. You can’t set limits. People find new ways to train and run more efficiently.”
Skhosana said Bolt's visit to Ruimsig Stadium will go down as an important day.
“This is one of the most important days for the continent of Africa. One of its sons has come to plough the seed and over the coming years you will see the mushrooming of this seed, as our young athletes are inspired by your visit.”
“This is the kind of inspiration we need right now as we vigorously strive to be the best in the world.”
Next up for the Puma School of Speed is Kings Park Stadium, Durban on Saturday, February 10, Dal Josafat, Paarl on Monday, February 26 and Bestmed Tuks Stadium, Pretoria on Saturday, March 3.
African News Agency (ANA)