The star of PSG, Kylian Mbappe, has accepted an Olympic 100-meter sprint challenge from Usain Bolt, although he believes he has “no chance” of defeating the Jamaican legend. 

Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist,  recently suggested that World Cup winner Mbappe and himself compete in a charity race. He also expressed his admiration to Mbappe, who is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain for Real Madrid this summer.

Kylan’s response

At an event organized by his foundation, Mbappe responded to the surprising invitation by saying: “Knowing that I inspire someone like that is really gratifying. I think he inspired everyone a little bit too and every one of you in this room has gotten up in the middle of the night to watch one of his races. It’s mutual! But I started admiring him first.”

He then added that even though he agreed to the 100m challenge, he had no chance of winning against the Olympic champion. With a time of 9.58 seconds, Bolt continues to hold the world record for the 100 meters, while Mbappe’s time is estimated to be 10.9 seconds.

After declaring retirement from athletics in 2017, Bolt explored the wonders of football, playing for a while with the Central Coast Mariners of Australia. Even though he is 37 years old, he should still be able to defeat Mbappe in an exhibition race if one is organized.

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