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Bolt from the blue stuns Hemp as sprint king claims her shirt
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Lauren Hemp had a day to remember as Manchester City beat Chelsea
Lauren Hemp had a day to remember as Manchester City beat Chelsea

Usain Bolt asked Lauren Hemp for her shirt after watching Manchester City's Women's Super League victory over Chelsea on Sunday. 

The eight-time Olympic gold-medallist sprinter was among a crowd of 5,222 at the Academy Stadium as City ran out 2-0 winners.

Hemp set up Filippa Angeldahl's opener before doubling the lead with a goal of her own — and it seems the Lionesses star's efforts caught Bolt's eye. 

After the match, the England attacker posted a picture on Twitter showing her and the retired athlete holding up her shirt. 

Accompanied by a winking emoji, 22-year-old Hemp wrote: "When fast met faster. You decide which one."

Hemp's performance was made all the more impressive by the fact she had been unwell in the build-up to the showdown with Emma Hayes' WSL champions. 

City defender Esme Morgan said: "She has been struggling with an ear infection over the last few days. 

"I was sat across from her in our pre-match meal and she was looking all down in the dumps, obviously in a lot of pain, and I was like, 'Come on Lauren, you're going to have the best game of your career today, believe, believe'.

"She ground away, scored an amazing goal and she grafts so hard. She's always there fighting back, pressing, battling — and I've heard Bolt has just asked for her shirt, so she must have impressed! 

"She just came to me and said, 'Es, guess who's just asked for my shirt?’. I was wracking my head through the Chelsea team, thinking who has she had a battle with. 

"I was too tired to think of anyone and she was like 'Usain Bolt' — I couldn't believe it! Must be the pace!"


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