Usain Bolt to get a statue in his honor.

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt and three other Jamaican track and field superstars will have statues erected in their honor starting in 2017.

Four statues will be made of track and field stars Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell over the next two years.

They will be mounted at the National Stadium Statue Park as part of a wider planned development of the stadium complex, which includes the National Sport Museum.

Sport Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange, who provided details of the Government’s programme of activities to celebrate the nation’s Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic heroes, at Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, yesterday (October 11), said the first two statues – Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – will be completed in time for the Jamaica 55 Independence celebrations in 2017.

Related Article:   Usain Bolt getting ready for 2016 Olympics in Brazil.

The statues of Veronica Campbell-Brown and Asafa Powell will be completed for the following year

The statues will be crafted by renowned Jamaican artist and sculptor Hon. Basil Watson, who sculpted the statue for sports icon Herb McKenley.



Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 106,052 other subscribers

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.