A statue commissioned to honour sprint legend Usain Bolt will be officially unveiled on Heroes’ weekend.

The statue will be placed at Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston, but there are plans to place a replica of the sculpture at another location.

“Traditionally, when we celebrate the athletes’ achievements, we usually, over the last few years, plan the event for Heritage Week,” the minister of sports, Olivia Grange said. “Of course, in consultation with Usain Bolt’s management, we came to the understanding that he will be available for that weekend, because there’s the run (Jamaica National Foundation 4K and 10K Walk/Run event) on the Sunday (October 15), and we’ll do the unveiling on the Friday.”

Grange had previously said at the launch of the Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix on March 17 this year, that the statue would have been mounted to match Bolt’s final IAAF World Championships in London England, which took place earlier this month.

“We are on schedule to complete this statue by Independence and to have the mounting coincide with Bolt’s final World Championships in London,” Grange said at the time.