Bolt, who set a new 100 metres world record of 9.58 seconds in 2009, has been previously linked to Rebeckah Passley, a barmaid from London, and the Jamaican reality TV star Taneish ‘Lava’ Simpson.
Shortly after they met, she interviewed Bolt for a feature in a Slovakian newspaper and they began dating in mid-November.
also ran a comic by popular cartoonist Clovis Brown that showed Bolt running past a "local" black woman into the arms of a white "Slovakian fashion designer." Clearly race is still a contentious topic of discussion when it comes to relationships in Jamaica, but did the controversy sabotage Bolt's relationship?
If it did, Bolt isn't letting it influence his taste in women.
His arm around her waist, sprinter Usain Bolt and his latest girlfriend are the picture of togetherness.
The world’s fastest man has been dating fashion designer Lubica Slovak for six months and the relationship is described as ‘very serious’.
A friend of 28-year-old Miss Slovak declared: ‘Love has no race – it’s a heart to heart connection.’ But 25-year-old Bolt has come in for criticism from fellow black Jamaicans unhappy that he has chosen a white partner. Some successful black men obviously suffer from a white woman complex. ’, while another complained: ‘Another one of our men snatched.’ Further protests included: ‘Out of all the girls on this island you pick a snowbunny’, and: ‘These superstars will always disappoint if we depend on them to raise our racial identity.’ The sprinter nicknamed Lightning Bolt is known for his mid-race celebrations and post- victory bow-and-arrow pose.