Bolt adopts fastest animal

OLYMPIC and world sprint champion Usain Bolt yesterday adopted a cheetah cub in Kenya's Nairobi National Park.

The head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, Julius Kipng'etich, described the event as "the first time in history where the fastest animal and the fastest man will meet".

Bolt, who had said previously he was scared of cheetahs as they could out-run him, said he changed his mind as he bottle-fed the two-month-old cub.

The Jamaican sprinter's new cub has been named Lightning Bolt. - Reuters