Loading...

Sep 6, 2017

GALLERY: Bolt delights crowd at Kyoto event

KYOTO - The world's fastest man Usain Bolt delighted local children and "maiko" in Kyoto on Tuesday, with his trademark "lightning bolt" pose as he attended a promotional event for Swiss watchmaker Hublot.


The Jamaican sprint legend is on his first trip to Japan since retiring in August following the world athletics championships and the event in the former Japanese capital drew a huge crowd. 



Bolt, multiple world record holder and gold medal winner, said he gave his all in competitive sprinting and that he would like to try something new from now on.


GALLERY: Bolt delights crowd at Kyoto event photo


Usain Bolt poses with children and apprentice geisha at the event in Kyoto's traditional Gion district.


GALLERY: Bolt delights crowd at Kyoto event photo


Children put in their best sprints as athletics legend Bolt watches on.


GALLERY: Bolt delights crowd at Kyoto event photo


Bolt poses with young apprentice geisha, known as maiko. The Gion district, where maiko and geisha work, is a major tourist attraction in Kyoto where many visitors hope to get a glimpse of the traditionally dressed women as they go about their day.


GALLERY: Bolt delights crowd at Kyoto event photo


Bolt opens a barrel of sake during the promotional event.


© KYODO

KyodoNewsPlus

KyodoNewsPlus

Kyodo News Plus is an online publication delivering the latest news from Japan. Kyodo News Plus collaborates with City-Cost to bring those stories related to lifestyle and culture to foreigners resident in Japan. For the latest news updates visit the official site at https://english.kyodonews.net


0 Comments