Baby’s Usain Bolt impression merits a tweet from the star himself

Arian Owen doing Usain Bolt's classic move

Arian Owen doing Usain Bolt's classic move - Credit: Archant

A Colchester baby’s unintentional Usain Bolt impression earned his mum a tweet from the sprint superstar himself.

Claire and Si Owen with baby Arian

Claire and Si Owen with baby Arian - Credit: Archant

Claire Owen, 35, snapped her son Arian pulling the trademark point, usually pulled by the athlete after a race win, when he was just seven weeks old.

She didn’t think much of it, but while waiting for husband Si, 34, to try on some clothes she spotted someone else had posted on Twitter a photo of their niece doing the pose.

Claire, a freelance journalist from Lexden, said: “I thought I’d send the one of Arian doing the pose and was thrilled when I got a reply from the man himself about ten minutes later.

“I thought it was so nice of him to take the time to reply.”

Bolt described Arian, who is now aged eight months, as “a natural” in his post.

The tweet from the Jamaican athlete, who holds both the 100m and 200m world records, has been retweeted more than 80 times and favourited more than 190 times.

His reply sparked interest from media around the globe, with NBC in America picking up the story as well as The Independent and ITV News in the UK, and prompting a surge of interest in other babies pictured posing like the professional athlete.

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Claire added: “It’s absolutely made our day that a picture we love of our boy has been shared so many times.”