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PICS: Retired Sprinter Usain Bolt Takes Part in Zero Gravity Race

Sports | Reuters | September 13, 2018, 12:33 pm
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 The eight-time Olympic gold medalist took a zero-gravity flight over France on Wednesday (September 12), courtesy of a champagne producer. (Image: Reuters)

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist took a zero-gravity flight over France on Wednesday (September 12), courtesy of a champagne producer. (Image: Reuters)

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 Taking a break from his efforts to become a professional soccer player, Bolt said he felt like a

Taking a break from his efforts to become a professional soccer player, Bolt said he felt like a "kid in a candy store" after spending about four minutes floating and joking around in near-weightless conditions. (Image: Reuters)

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 Aboard the Airbus A310 plane, the 32-year-old Jamaican caught a free-floating globule of champagne in his mouth and ran in low-gravity conditions. (Image: Reuters)

Aboard the Airbus A310 plane, the 32-year-old Jamaican caught a free-floating globule of champagne in his mouth and ran in low-gravity conditions. (Image: Reuters)

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 Usain Bolt with French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle, who designed a bottle of

Usain Bolt with French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle, who designed a bottle of "Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar" champagne, during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

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 Usain Bolt and French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace, enjoy zero gravity conditions. (Image: Reuters)

Usain Bolt and French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace, enjoy zero gravity conditions. (Image: Reuters)

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 Usain Bolt and French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace, enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

Usain Bolt and French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace, enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

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 Usain Bolt and Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace, enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

Usain Bolt and Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace, enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

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 Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses with staff members holding a bottle of

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt poses with staff members holding a bottle of "Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar" champagne after they enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

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 Usain Bolt, French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle who designed a bottle of

Usain Bolt, French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle who designed a bottle of "Mumm Grand Cordon Stellar" champagne enjoy zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

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 Retired sprinter Usain Bolt and Quentin Meurisse from Martell Mumm Perrier-Jou‘t after they enjoyed zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

Retired sprinter Usain Bolt and Quentin Meurisse from Martell Mumm Perrier-Jou‘t after they enjoyed zero gravity conditions during a flight in a specially modified Airbus Zero-G plane above Reims, France. (Image: Reuters)

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