Serena Williams, Vybz Kartel and other celebs gush over Olympia Lightning Bolt

It’s been less than 24 hours since the world first saw her but Olympia Lighting Bolt is already makes waves.

Olympia Lightning Bolt

Photos of daughter of sprint legend Usain Bolt and partner Kasi Bennett were first shared by the couple yesterday, July 8, and since then have gone viral, much like the performances of her father.

Since her birth in May, fans across the world have been eagerly anticipating the first photos of ‘baby Bolt’.

They did not disappoint, as the pair shared breathtaking shots of Olympia with her gorgeous mom on Bennett’s birthday yesterday.

The first photos of Olympia were shared on Kasi’s birthday yesterday, July 7.

While admirers of the two went crazy, it was the reaction of some celebs that had the Internet abuzz.

Tennis great Serena Williams responded to Bolt’s post with heart emojis and lovestruck eyes, a response made more special because her two-year old with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian – Alexis Olympia – shares a name with young Bolt.

Ohanian also retweeted Bolt’s post with the caption “we’ll see you at the 2040 Olympics!” In a follow-up tweet, he added “But seriously though congratulations! All the blessings to you and your family”.

Other celebs who dropped well-wishes for the couple across their social media platforms include reggae stars Chronixx, Chris Martin, dancehall artistes, Vybz Kartel and Ding Dong, cricketer Chris Gayle, politician Lisa Hanna and footballer Leon Bailey

Many of Bolt’s former athletics peers – including two-time 100m Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 400m world record-holder Wayde van Niekerk, 200m World Champion Dina Asher Smith and five-time World Championship medallist Wallace Spearmon – also congratulated the couple.