Internet erupts as Usain Bolt reveals name of baby girl

Andrew Reid
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Pictured here, Usain Bolt and a picture of his baby girl, Olympia.
Usain Bolt's baby name reveal has lit up social media. Pic: Getty/Instagram

Sprinter Usain Bolt has revealed the name of his baby daughter and the sporting world is going nuts.

Bolt’s partner Kasi Bennett gave birth to their first child a little over a month ago, with the the Sprint King proudly posting a series of pictures of their bundle of joy.

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While the gorgeous photos have left social media users gushing with delight, it's the baby girl's name that has really turned heads.

Perhaps drawing inspiration from tennis superstar Serena Williams, the 33-year-old Bolt revealed on Twitter that the couple have named their daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt.

“I want to wish my gf Kasi a happy birthday,” Bolt wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening.

“I want nothing but happiness for you and will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on your face.

“We have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt.”

Bolt’s baby name lights up social media

Of course, the name Olympia has become synonymous with tennis' 23-time grand slam winner Williams, who was among the many social media users to express their love for Bolt's new addition.

Bolt, who holds world records in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay, retired from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.

The Jamaican sprinter has an astonishing eight Olympic gold medals and remains the only man to have won track gold at three consecutive Games.