The 36-year-old Bolt won eight Olympic gold medals (lost a relay gold after a teammate was dismissed for doping) and eleven World Championship golds. In addition to being the greatest of all time, Bolt had a charismatic personality and reached a stardom far beyond athletics.
Armand Duplantis, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce are big stars but they are big shoes to fill.
"It's going to be a process. After me, the interest went down considering who I was and how big my personality was. Hopefully that will change in the coming years," said Bolt, who wants to take a bigger place in athletics and is in talks with the International Athletics Federation to find a role.
"Can hopefully motivate other young people"
He believes Noah Lyles could be a name to fill the void in male sprint and has also identified two talents back home in Jamacia: Ackeem Blake, 21, who on Saturday in Los Angeles set a personal best in the 100 meters with 9.89. And Oblique Seville, 22, who last year ran 9.86.
"Hopefully these two will motivate other young people to want to take the step and want to train harder and want to dedicate themselves to really want to invest and do it better," Bolt said.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 36, is the same age as Bolt and wants to extend her record streak by taking a sixth World Championship gold in the 100 meters in Budapest in August.
"I follow Shelly quite a lot because she was at it during the same period as me. The fact that she's still making a comeback after giving birth is impressive," Bolt said.