Legendary athlete Usain Bolt has told two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka to keep breaking records in an exchange on social media. Last week, Osaka was recently named as the highest-paid female athlete by Forbes magazine.
She earned $37.4 million in the last 12 months from prize money and endorsements, $1.4 million more than Williams. Her earnings also set an all-time earnings record for a female athlete in a single year, surpassing Russian superstar Maria Sharapova, who previously held the record with $29.7 million in 2015.
Naomi Osaka says she wants to meet Usain Bolt
Osaka revealed on Twitter that her all time favorite athlete Usain Bolt and that she hoped she could meet him one day. Bolt is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay.
Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. He is an eight time Olympic gold medallist, and is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics, which he achieved at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Games.
In addition he won two 4 × 100 relay gold medals. This prompted a response from the Olympic champion, who said, 'We will me make it happen. Keep breaking those records'
Naomi Osaka is the first player of Haitian or Asian descent to hold the top ranking in women's singles in tennis. She has won five titles on the WTA Tour, including two titles at both the Grand Slam and Premier Mandatory levels.
We will me make it happen. Keep breaking those records 🙏🏿 https://t.co/G8b0yewA47 — Usain St.
Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) May 24, 2020
She won her first two Grand Slam singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam events at the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open, and is the first player to achieve this feat since American Jennifer Capriati in 2001. Naomi Osaka is currently ranked No. 10 in the world.