Usain Bolt scores twice on first start for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners

Bolt retired from athletics in 2017

Usain Bolt has scored his first goals for a professional football team, getting two on his first start for Central Coast Mariners in a friendly.

The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion scored the Mariners’ third and fourth goals against Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt celebration.

Bolt joined the A-League club in August for an “indefinite training period”.

“My first start and scoring two goals, it’s a good feeling,” Bolt, 32, said.

“I’m happy I could come here and show the world I’m improving. I’m keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team.”

The 100m and 200m world record holder has previously trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset.

More to follow.

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