Usain Bolt has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo would “definitely” beat him in a 100 metre race, should the two go head-to-head.
The 34-year-old, who won eight Olympic Gold Medals, has been out of competitive sport for the last three years, since retiring from track and field in 2017.
In his prime, Bolt smashed the world record over 100 and 200 metres, running a 9.58s in the shorter distance and 19.19s in his preferred discipline.
But since he’s hung up his spikes, he believes the Juventus superstar would have too much for him in a straight race.
Asked who would come out on top between the two, Bolt told Marca: “For sure Cristiano Ronaldo.
“He works out every day, he is a super-athlete.
“He is always at the top of his sport. He works very hard and is always focused.
“I think right now he would definitely be faster than me.”
Last year, Ronaldo managed to clock a time of 10 seconds when running 92 metres, showing he may still have his work cut out to eclipse the fastest man to have ever lived.
Bolt went on to discuss when he tried to transition into the world of football.
Back in 2018, the Jamaican joined Australian club Central Coast Mariners on trial, but after scoring three times in trial games – he decided it wasn’t for him.
However, he is still convinced that had he joined a team in Europe, he would have had a better shot at potentially becoming an opponent for Ronaldo – on the pitch.
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"Personally I think that if I had stayed in Europe I would have achieved it and it would have been better,” he suggested.
“My thinking when going to Australia was to be away from the media, away from everyone . It was going to help me to be away from the media, with less pressure.
“But it didn't work out the way I thought. I think if I had stayed in Europe I would have had a lot more help .
“It would have lasted longer and would have been more successful. "
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