Usain Bolt is correct … the United States DOES have a leg up on Jamaican sprinters for now — so says track legend Sanya Richards-Ross!!!
We got the FOUR-time Olympic Gold Medalist out at LAX … and seeing as she was born in Jamaica — we had to ask about Bolt’s comments that the new generation of Jamaican sprinters are “spoiled” and lazy.
Richards-Ross wouldn’t go that far with her analysis of the situation … but tells us she agrees with Bolt — and says the country’s love for the legendary sprinter is actually partly to blame.
“When you have a megastar like Usain Bolt,” Richards-Ross tells us … “it kind of suffocates the next generation of stars.”
Richards-Ross also says that because Bolt was so dominant in the main sprinting events … younger runners came up trying to make their way in OTHER events — leading to an issue now.
But, good news for USA, Richards-Ross says all of that will lead to Americans being dominant in sprinting … for now.
“Probably in the next four years you’ll see a huge Jamaican star. But, right now, I think it’s going to be Team USA.”
U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!