Usain Bolt meets his wax figure!
Sprinting superstar and Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, saw double last Saturday when he came face-to-face with his wax figure. Portraying Bolt in his trademark lightning bolt pose, the figure has become one of our most popular since it was unveiled before the Olympic Games last year.
Bolt was too busy to visit the figure then, so we brought it along to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for a surprise meeting just after his exciting 4 x 100m relay race at the British Athletics Sainsbury's Anniversary Games.
The Jamaican hero gave the likeness a big thumbs up. He said: "It's kinda freaky, It's good! I've seen pictures of him and my parents saw him last year, they liked him - it's just so weird.”
After his own 3,000m triumph the same day, Mo Farah also took time out to pose with Bolt's wax likeness. On seeing the wax figure, he commented: "It's just like him! I'd love to have one of my own, they're brilliant.”
Bolt's figure is now back in place in the interactive sports zone here at Madame Tussauds London, where fans can get right next to the figure and strike their own lightning bolt poses.
"We are delighted Usain has finally met his Madame Tussauds figure," commented Nicole Fenner, PR Manager. "Obviously his schedule was rather busy around the Olympics last year so he couldn't get to the attraction, although his parents did visit. This was a fitting way to mark the first anniversary of Bolt's figure's unveiling and the first anniversary of his amazingly successful 2012 performance by bringing them together for the first time," Nicole added.