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Usain Bolt pays tribute to Special Olympics sprinter

SUPPORT: Usain Bolt

FORMER OLYMPIC champion Usain Bolt has tweeted in support of Jamaican sprinter Kirk Wint after he came second place at the Special Olympics World Games.

Wint took home a silver medal after participating in the 50m run in Dubai, beating out athletes from North Macedonia and Austria.

His success was particularly impressive as he used his arms and knees to reach the finish line instead of running upright and was only beaten by half a second.

The winner, Israel Malik Duncan of Trinidad and Tobago, took home the gold in a time of 14.65 seconds.

Tweeting his support for the Olympic champion, Bolt wrote: "Kirk Wint... Jamaican Special Olympic athlete won silver medal in 50m dash at the Special Olympic World Games in Dubai.

"Respect goes out to all Special Olympian #AnythingIsPossible #DontThinkLimit".

Wint also won bronze in the softball throw event.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games is a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. It aims to promote an environment of inclusion and respect.

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