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South Florida Jamaicans React To Usain Bolt's Olympic Performance

Most of the expats expressed their pride and gave guesses as to what made him so fast

By Sharon Lawson
|  Friday, Aug 10, 2012  |  Updated 10:40 PM EDT
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The performance of Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt is electrifying audiences around the world, including in South Florida. Trinity, who has his store Zionway decked out in Jamaican colors and apparel, talked about what the nation's sweep in the men's 200 meters means to him.

The performance of Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt is electrifying audiences around the world, including in South Florida. Trinity, who has his store Zionway decked out in Jamaican colors and apparel, talked about what the nation's sweep in the men's 200 meters means to him.

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The performance of Jamaican sprinting sensation Usain Bolt is electrifying audiences around the world, and here at home they're expressing their pride.

Trinity, who was at Zionway in Lauderhill, has his store decked out in Jamaican colors and apparel, in celebration of his island nation's golden jubilee topped by a historic Jamaican medal sweep in the men's 200 meters.

"That bring joy to my heart to see a small island like this so major in the world, " he said.

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Local Jamaicans continue to bask in the glory of having the greatest sprinters in the world.

And you don't have to be Caribbean to share in this proud moment. Some young Americans like Roderick are being inspired.

"It makes me work harder and get better at what I do," Roderick said.

"I've got to give it to them, they've really stepped up the game, they're running things at this present moment," said Anthony Felton, a Bolt fan.

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Meanwhile, some Jamaicans have their own ideas on what makes these athletes go so fast.

"I think he did a good job running, and him say he eat a lot of yellow yam and corn meal dumpling, and me say me gonna give my children alot of that too," said Linda Morris.

Tony Foster agreed.

"The yam have in the carb which is the sugar, many people dont know its a sugar and sugar is what give energy, so you have to start eat more yam, " he said.

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