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'Poor' Usain Bolt ate beef, won 9 Olympic medals, says BJP MP Udit Raj

Jamaica's star athlete Usain Bolt has nine Olympic gold medals to his name? a historic 'triple, triple'. To his credit, Bolt has won every race he has taken part in at the Olympics in 8 years.

While people speculate how the 'Fastest man alive' continues to maintain his speed and dominance, a Bhartiya Janata Party leader seems to have offered an answer. BJP MP and Dalit leader Udit Raj has said that 'poor' Usain Bolt ate 'beef both times' which helped him win nine Olympic medals.

Raj, took to Twitter on Sunday, to say this, which is somewhat strange considering his party and the current 'cow controversy' around the country.

As expected, the tweet has gone viral after which Raj backtracked. "My remark is in context of allegations that athletes don't have enough facilities," he was quoted as saying by News18.

On his part, Udit Raj tried to play down any controversy saying that he only repeated what Bolt's trainer had said and all he meant was the athletes can find a way to excel despite adversities and they should not blame circumstances for their failures.

"All I wanted to say that giving excuses that we don't have infrastructure or there is corruption should be done away with and lesson, dedication should be learnt from Usain Bolt... What I wanted to say is our players should find ways and means as he found ways and means," Raj said, adding there is no lack of facilities for sports persons.

Government spends a huge money on them compared to nations like Jamiaca or Kenya, the BJP MP said.