Bolt throws cold water on NFL star’s Olympic ‘dreams’

By Sports Desk February 13, 2020
Usain Bolt (left) and Tyreek Hill during the Super Bowl. Usain Bolt (left) and Tyreek Hill during the Super Bowl.

Former sprinter and Jamaica’s most decorated male sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt, has added his take on whether Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl-winning wide receiver, Tyreek Hill, can make the U.S. Olympic team as a sprinter.

The phenomenal Hill is considered one of the quickest on his feet in the U.S. National Football league (NFL) and thinks he’s fast enough to be an Olympic sprinter.

Hill, dubbed the ‘Cheetah’, said he is actually considering making a run at it.

However, Bolt, a multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medalist and world record holder thinks the Cheetah doesn’t have a shot at making it.

The legendary Olympian told NBC Sports, Hill wouldn’t be close to keeping up with other Olympic sprinters.

“No, there’s no chance,” Bolt, a multiple Olympic Gold medallist and World Record Holder over 100, 200, and 4x100-metres, said bluntly.

“A lot of people think it’s about one-off runs, but it’s rounds that really show who you are and the amount of work you do. So I think no, he wouldn’t make the team.”

Bolt said he had a better chance of making an NFL roster than Hill would have making an Olympic team. He said he’d particularly love to catch a few passes from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

Who knows if either scenario will ever happen, but it would be fun to see Hill or Bolt compete on a new stage.

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