Young Ajani Duncan was beside himself with joy when he got the chance to meet the fastest man on the planet up close and personal. Nestled in the hills of Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Ajani was transported with his family to Bolt's hometown to not only meet the sprint star, but also participate in the formal hand over of a multipurpose court which was erected through partnership between the Usain Bolt and Digicel Foundations.
A budding athlete, Ajani got the chance to meet Bolt through a Digicel Facebook competition in which the fan with the most votes wins.
It was only a few days before the competition opened that Ajani had earned second place in a race at his school and expressed a desire to get running tips from Bolt. Bolt and Ajani spent time chatting, doing the infamous Usain Bolt pose and taking pictures. The main track and field tip Bolt shared with Ajani was to "just have fun".
Ajani, who seemed overwhelmed after meeting Usain said, "I felt excited to meet Usain, that was the best part of my day! When I get back to school I will tell my friends that I met Usain Bolt!" he shared in excitement.
Sharing how she felt about the day, Ajani's mom Allison Duncan said, "I love supporting my son it doesn't matter what it is... It was really good to meet him (Usain) and the most memorable thing for me today was seeing Ajani's reaction when he met Usain," she said.
Overall the day was full of excitement and engaging activities for both Ajani and members of the wider community as they "christened" the multipurpose court with the main attraction being the hoop- shooting competition, which had a lot of participation.
"It's a great joy to be able to give back to my community and play my part in creating sporting opportunities for the children. I want to thank Digicel especially and all who contributed to making this project a reality," noted Bolt.