Athletics

Usain Bolt chicken nugget habits questioned by Royals

Usain Bolt meets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Usain Bolt meets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge..

Usain Bolt may not have even competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games just yet, but the Jamaican sprinter remains the main draw in Glasgow - something highlighted by his encounter with three Royals on Tuesday.

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A popular figure

Bolt is in Scotland in only a relay capacity, choosing not to compete in either the 100m or 200m individual sprints, and will not take to the track until Friday evening - something that would arrived as a great disappointment for the organisers of these Games.

He does, however, court publicity wherever he goes and his presence at the 2014 edition of the Games is certainly beneficial for its profile, even if his involvement will be as minimal as it can possibly be in terms of competing.

Bolt is attempting to go about his business reasonably quietly as the prepares for the 4x100m but, such is is allure, a public appearance tends to be rather popular. And it comes rather more popular when the Royal family are involved.

Royal audience

The six-time Olympic champion met Prince and Harry, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, at the athletes village and, naturally, there was something of a media scrum to capture their exchange.

For what it’s worth, the chat between these four high profile figures was reasonably entertaining, as they joked about Bolt’s fitness regime and compared respective physiques - Kate excluded.

Prince Harry, having met Bolt a number of times in the past, pressed the 27-year-old on his eating habits - with the Jamaican star allegedly having consumed a quite breathtaking amount of chicken nuggets during the 2008 Olympics.

Watch: Usain Bolt meets Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Questionable diet

After Bolt stated that he had cut the nuggets from his diet, Harry responded: "A box of nuggets every now and again is good for you.”

The Duke, though, disagreed somewhat, saying: "Every now and again, not every week.”

It was a conversation that was not quite as cringeworthy as it might have been, but Bolt certainly can’t return to the track quickly enough.

Topics:
Olympics
Usain Bolt
Commonwealth Games
Athletics

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