NEW YORK, March 30 — Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has joined e-sports group WYLDE as co-owner, the Dublin-based organisation said.

Bolt, who holds the 100m and 200m world records, will be “involved in a range of activities focused on elevating WYLDE’s growing brand”, the organisation said in a statement on Tuesday.

WYLDE was founded two years ago by Steve Daly, a former investment banker at JPMorgan, and David Cronin, former President & Chief Executive of the American Ireland Funds.

An 11-time world champion, Bolt, 35, retired after the 2017 World Championships in London where he suffered a hamstring injury in the final race of his career.

Bolt told the BBC in December 2021 that he used to skip training to play video games when he was young. — Reuters