Usain Bolt shows off his skills during FootVolley game on Rio de Janeiro beach

Jamaican sprinter shows he can play as well as run

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Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt might be the fastest man ever, but he can play a bit too.

Fresh from winning the 4x100m relay with his team-mates at the Glasgow Commonwealth games, Bolt was in Brazil as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

Bolt ran against Briton Mark Lewis-Francis in a special event on the Copacabana beach, winning the four man race in a sluggish (for him) time of 10.06 seconds.

The 27-year-old admitted he needed more races to get fit, saying: "I had a poor start but I regained some of my poise later in the race. I felt a bit heavy, and I need to compete in more races... I will be in better shape after that."


He then took to the beach to take part in FootVolley, volleyball using your feet, showing off a handy flick that won his team a point.

Bolt is an avid Manchester United fan and has previously stated he dreams of one day playing for the club when he retires from athletics.

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