Being part of any occasion involving the iconic Usain Bolt is an opportunity not to be missed.And so it was for young sprint phenom Christopher Scott, who recently won the sprint double at the state-run Institute of Sports Primary School Athletics Championships. At short notice, Scott was invited by Sport Minister Olivia Grange to a press briefing at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston where a maquette of athletics biggest star was unveiled to the public yesterday. The 45-minute journey into the country’s capital was worth it though for the 12-year-old Scott, a student of Old Harbour Primary. Verdayne Smith, physical education teacher and coach, Old Harbour Primary, told Old Harbour News that it was an opportunity the school could not afford to let pass. “The school is on a transformation programme. We are looking to be the choice school in Old Harbour and sport is one way of showing this to the public. “Getting this opportunity to come on a national scale, being invited by the Minister to unveil a statue of Usain Bolt, is just another way of announcing himself to Jamaica and to show Old Harbour Primary some more and the talent that is in Old Harbour on a whole,” said Smith. “This will also build his confidence coming off primary champs. He has been running for some time now but it’s only this year he came to the fore and every opportunity for him is just a blessing.” In the company of some of the country’s renowned track and field dignitaries, the young sprinter had the honour, alongside the Minister to perform the official unveiling of the mini statue of Bolt, regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time. The ultimate statue, which will be as tall as the giant frame of the legendary man himself will be mounted at Statue Park at the National Stadium. Distinguished Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson was commissioned to design and create statues of four of Jamaica’s outstanding sports stars, namely Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Asafa Powell.