Usain Bolt scores twice on first start for Australia’s Central Coast Mariners

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Usain Bolt has scored his first goals for a professional football team, getting two on his first start for Central Coast Mariners in a friendly. The Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion scored the Mariners’ third and fourth goals against Macarthur South West and celebrated with his trademark lightning bolt celebration.

Bolt joined the A-League club in August for an “indefinite training period”. “My first start and scoring two goals, it’s a good feeling,” Bolt, 32, said. “I’m happy I could come here and show the world I’m improving. I’m keen to be a Mariner, to play my best and get into the team.”

The 100m and 200m world record holder has previously trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset.