Bolt in Australia to cheer on Commonwealth athletes

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bolt-commonwealth-games-2018.jpgRetired Olympic 100m and 200m world record holder, Usain Bolt landed in Brisbane Australia early Wednesday morning to support Jamaica's team participating in the Commonwealth Games on the country's Gold Coast.

Bolt said he was "glad" to be in Queensland and also posted a photo to Twitter with Games mascot Borobi along with the caption "game time">

Bolt, who is making his first visit to the Gold Coast, missed the men's 100m final at the Carrara Stadium where South African Akani Simbine claimed the gold medal in an upset win over his former Racers training partner Yohan Blake.

The 31 year old, after happily striking his signature lightning bolt pose for the cameras, said he would be cheering on the Jamaican athletics and netball competitors this week.

"We are a big track nation so I always expect the best from them at all times," he said.

"This is the first time I'm actually going to be at a championship and not be competing so I'm excited just to watch and to cheer on and get the chance just to see it from a different angle."

Bolt was scheduled to host a press conference on Thursday.