With all of the honors he has amassed, it’s hard to believe that Usain Bolt only turned 26 yesterday. To mark the day, the Hublot brand ambassador enjoyed a helicopter sightseeing tour of the Alps before being ushered to a private landing pad at the residence of company chairman Jean-Claude Biver.
At the fête which ensued, Bolt was photographed carbo-loading with a gourmet birthday cake from renowned Swiss chef Benoit Viollier as well showing off his three gold medals from London.
Bolt faces his first post-Olympic competition tomorrow in Lusanne, Switzerland. He will be competing with 19 other Olympic medalists who are out to make names for themselves by dethroning him.
To show their gratitude for the stellar job Bolt has done in representing them – and to wish him a happy birthday – Biver and Hublot CEO Ricardo Guadalupe presented him with the gift of a personalized King Power Unico All Carbon watch.
“I had a great time with the Hublot team and I was really touched by their gifts and warm welcoming. It is an honor to be part of this family, who always support and believe in me” Bolt said from the party.
The charismatic Biver reciprocated Bolt’s warm words, adding, “We were thrilled to host legendary sprinter Usain Bolt today and to celebrate his 26th birthday. It was a pleasure to share this special time with him and have the opportunity to personally congratulate him on his tremendous gold medal victories… We wish him the best of luck for the upcoming races, as well as, a very happy birthday!”
Source and photos courtesy Hublot press release.