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Super Bowl ring wagered, Tyreek Hill makes fresh claims in renewed challenge to Usain Bolt

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill refuses to let up on his challenge to world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, having made new claims against the legendary Jamaican sprinter on Tuesday (November 30). 

Hill, in an interview with TMZ Sports, is still wagering his Super Bowl championship ring, however, the 27-year-old Georgia native contended that Bolt’s eight Olympic gold medals ‘pale in comparison’.

“Look here, man… You see the Super Bowl ring? It feels so good on my hand. Hear what? When I beat you, I’mma have a gold medal around my neck too just to go with this jewellery,” Hill began.

Asked whether he would bet another Super Bowl ring against Bolt’s impressive Olympic haul, Hill said: “I’m not hearing none of that! My Super Bowl ring is [many] times all those gold medals.” 

“My one Super Bowl ring is worth 30 gold medals, I feel, because those are so hard to get. You know? We talkin’ about the top of the top,” Hill argued further, seeking to legitimise his outlandish claim by adding decorated players such as Tom Brady, Josh Allen and Lamont Jackson. 

“Now, I’m not saying track [and field] is the easiest but come on, man.” 

FILE PHOTO: Nov 14, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) reaches for a pass against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Brandon Facyson (35) in the first quarter at Allegiant Stadium. (Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The back and forth between Hill and Bolt around the former’s claim as the fastest 40m dash runner alive has reached the stage where Hill is hellbent on satiating his ego. 

The player, who won with the Chiefs in the 2019-20 season, said he’s “fired up” to silence Bolt once and for all.

“Right now it’s about my ego because I feel like he [Bolt] just tried me. First of all, my momma always told me ‘Don’t let nobody talk trash to you’ and they wearing a tight shirt. His Puma shirt was choking him,” Hill explained, referring to an August 2021 interview where Bolt expressed his willingness to race. 

“I’m not finna allow that to happen though. I’m down for whatever at this point. We can go racing in a Walmart parking lot, you know? Usain Bolt, like I said, you got my number, you got my Instagram—you got all that information. Like, me and you could just figure this out, we could just meet up at a local high school. I can come to Jamaica. We can get it poppin’ on the YouTube, huh?!” Hill exclaimed.

Despite retiring from sprinting close to four years ago, Bolt has received his second challenge in as many weeks, following a charity race proposed by reigning Olympic 100m champion Marcell Jacobs last Monday. 

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