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I'll put on a show for fans, says Bolt

CHAMPION sprinter Usain Bolt brought superstar status to Glasgow 2014 as he arrived in the city on Friday, pledging to put on a show for fans when he runs in the Commonwealth Games for the first time.

Usain Bolt gets gets a traditional welcome as he       arrives in Glasgow for the Games
Usain Bolt gets gets a traditional welcome as he arrives in Glasgow for the Games

The world's fastest man paused to strike his trademark lightning bolt pose with Games mascot Clyde, before facing questions from the world's media at a packed press conference at the city's SECC.

Six-time Olympic champion Bolt, who had just flown in from Jamaica via London, said it was "very important" to be competing at his first Commonwealth Games and that he would be taking part in the heats as well as the finals of the men's 4x100m relay for Jamaica.

Speaking about what he expected from the host city, he said: "A lot of rain maybe and seeing a lot of kilts around the place."

He added: "I'm definitely going to put on a show for the fans."

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