The fastest man on Earth Usain Bolt has shared the first photos of his newborn daughter and also announced her name.
The retired Olympic athlete welcomed his baby girl with long-time girlfriend Kasi Bennett in May, however the couple have chosen to keep the new arrival private until now.
On Tuesday, the gold medalist celebrated Kasi’s birthday with an Istagram post dedicated to her and used the opportunity to give the world its first glimpse of their daughter.
Alongside photos of Kasi wearing a flowing cream ballgown as she cradled the baby, Usain wrote a lengthy caption in which he revealed they have named their daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt.
I want to wish my gf @kasi.b a happy birthday and to let u know I am happy I get to spend ur special day with u, [sic]” Usain wrote.
“I want nothing but happiness for u and will continue to doing my best keeping a smile on ur face. Now we have started a new chapter together with our daughter Olympia Lightning Bolt I look forward to what the future will bring for us but be reassured that I will be the ROCK for this family [sic].”
The slideshow of photos also featured images of Olympia wearing a pink dress and headband while gazing at the camera.
In addition to the play on words, “Lightning Bolt” is also a frequent nickname for Usain given his multiple world records in sprint events.
Olympia is a girl’s name of Greek origin meaning “from Mount Olympus”. With its relation to Mount Olympus, home of the Greek gods, and to the Olympic games, the name has “an athletic, goddess-like aura”.