Is Hector Bellerin Faster Than Usain Bolt – Sprinting world champion Usain Bolt has described reports that Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is faster than him as funny.
A 2015 report by the BBC had claimed that Bellerin had recorded a faster 40m dash than Bolt, with Bellerin covering it in a shorter 4.42 seconds, compared to Bolt’s 4.64 seconds.
When shown the report, Bellerin himself doubted that he could outrun the 6-time Olympic gold medalist. “He’s a sprinter, obviously he’s the quickest man in the world,” he said.
“I’ve seen people say that I’m faster than him and stuff like that but it’s always different when you have a ball at your feet. That’s what my job is all about and I would not try and beat him.”
Bolt described the reports as funny, saying he and Bellerin didn’t train for the same purpose. “These stories make me laugh. Footballers are very fast over the first 10-20 metres – that is what they train for. I train to be fast over 100 metres or 200 metres.”