It has emerged that the world’s fastest ever man Usain Bolt is not as quick as our very own Hector Bellerin, when it comes to 40m sprints…
According to the Daily Mirror, the 20-year-old took part in the club’s traditional 40m sprint earlier in the season with Theo Walcott’s 4.42 second time to beat. The winger had taken four tenths off the time set by the legendary Thierry Henry. However, the Spaniard wasn’t fazed by Walcott’s benchmark, narrowly taking a further hundredth off to set a new club record.
That time would incredibly have been enough to lead the Jamaican sprinter Bolt by two metres during the 2009 World Championships, where the six-time Olympic gold-medallist would go onto to break the world record for the 100m with a staggering time of 9.58 seconds.
It is the latest bit of praise that has come Bellerin’s way this season. The right-back has taken advantage of injuries to rivals for his position – Mathieu Debuchy and Calum Chambers – to establish himself as a first-team regular for us. He has since been an integral component of the side that has gone on an eight game winning run.