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Usain Bolt
Full NameUsain St Leo Bolt
DOBAugust 21, 1986
NationalityJamaican
ProfessionRunner, Footballer, Athlete
Height1.95 m
Usain Bolt Personal Information

Usain bolt is a former Jamaican sprinter who is largely regarded as the best sprinter of all time. He holds world records in the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, and 4 x 100 meter relay. He is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and the only sprinter to win the Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles three times in a row (2008, 2012, and 2016). He also won two gold medals in the 4 x 100 relay. He became famous around the world after winning two world records at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, making him the first individual to hold both marks since fully automatic timing became mandatory.

With the exception of a 100 m false start in 2011, he won successive World Championship gold medals in the 100 m, 200 m, and 4 x 100 m relay from 2009 to 2015. He has twice set the world record for the 200 meters, with times of 19.30 in 2008 and 19.19 in 2009. He has helped Jamaica achieve three world marks in the 4 x 100 meter relay, the most recent of which was set in 2012 in 36.84 seconds. The 200 m is Bolt’s most successful event, with three Olympic and four World titles.

Bolt announced his retirement after finishing third in his final solo 100 m event, opting out of the 200 m, then pulling up injured in the 4100 m relay final at the 2017 World Championships.

Usain Bolt Early life

Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986, in Sherwood Content, Jamaica, to parents Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt. Sadiki is his brother, while Sherine is his sister. “When I was young, I didn’t really think about anything other than athletics,” Bolt later said. His parents managed the local grocery shop in the rural area, and Bolt spent his time playing cricket and football in the street with his brother.

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In Usain bolt’s early life he continued to focus on other sports after enrolling at William Knibb Memorial High School, but his cricket coach saw his speed on the field and encouraged him to try track and field events. Past pupils had a track record of athletic excellence, notably sprinter Michael Green. Bolt’s first annual high school championships medal came in 2001, when he finished second in the 200 meters in 22.04 seconds. McNeil quickly became Bolt’s primary coach, and the two had a good working relationship, despite McNeil’s frustrations with Bolt’s lack of commitment to his training and his fondness for practical jokes.

At the 2001 IAAF World Youth Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, he made his international debut. He did not qualify for the finals in the 200 m race, but he did achieve a new personal best of 21.73 seconds. Bolt is one of just nine athletes to have won world championships in an athletic event at the youth, junior, and senior levels.

Usain Bolts Professional Career

Usain Bolt turned professional in 2004, commencing with the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda, under the direction of new coach Fitz Coleman. With a time of 19.93 seconds, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in sub 20 seconds, breaking the world junior record. He received the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 2004 CARIFTA Games for the second time in his tenure.

Bolt had a new coach, Glen Mills, and a new approach toward athletics in 2005, which signaled a new beginning for him. Mills saw Bolt’s potential and set out to put an end to what he saw as an unprofessional approach to the sport. Bolt began working out with Mills in preparation for the forthcoming athletics season, alongside more experienced sprinters like Kim Collins and Dwain Chambers.

In 2005 World Championships Bolt qualified for the final with times under 21 seconds, however he was injured and finished in last place with a time of 26.27 seconds. Due to injuries, he was unable to compete in a full professional athletics season, and the eighteen-year-old Bolt had yet to prove his worth in the major international contests.

Bolt set a new 100 m world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in Icahn Stadium in New York City on May 31, 2008. With a 1.7 m/s tailwind, he ran 9.72s. Bolt replied to suggestions that he was a slacker athlete in June 2008, saying that the accusations were unfounded and that he worked hard to reach his full potential. However, he assumed that such remarks arose from his lack of excitement for the 400-meter dash, and that he had chosen not to prepare for that distance.

Usain Bolt Personal Life

Bolt’s attitude is generally described as laid-back and calm, and he exhibits a fondness for dancing. Herb McKenley and former Jamaican 100 m and 200 m world record holder Don Quarrie are among his track and field idols. Bolt also holds Michael Johnson, the former world and Olympic 200-meter champion, in high regard. Bolt also demonstrated his love of music in 2010, when he performed a reggae DJ performance in front of a crowd in Paris. He is also a big admirer of the video game Call of Duty.

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Bolt’s longterm girlfriend Kasi Bennett gave birth to their first child, Olympia Lightning Bolt, on May 17, 2020. In June 2021, Bolt and Bennett welcomed twin boys named Saint Leo and Thunder.

Guinness World Records Of Usain Bolt

  1. Fastest run 150 metres (male)
  2. Most medals won at the IAAF Athletics World Championships (male)
  3. Most gold medals won at the IAAF Athletics World Championships (male)
  4. Most Athletics World Championships Men’s 200 m wins
  5. Most consecutive Olympic gold medals won in the 100 metres (male)
  6. Most consecutive Olympic gold medals won in the 200 metres (male)
  7. Most Olympic men’s 200 metres Gold medals
  8. Fastest run 200 metres (male)
  9. Most Men’s IAAF World Athlete of Year Trophies
  10. First Olympic track sprint triple-double
  11. Highest annual earnings for a track athlete
  12. Most wins of the 100 m sprint at the Olympic Games
  13. First athlete to win the 100 m and 200 m sprints at successive Olympic Games
  14. Fastest run 100 metres (male)
  15. First man to win the 200 m sprint at successive Olympic Games
  16. Most Athletics World Championships Men’s 100 m wins
  17. Most tickets sold at an IAAF World Championships
  18. Most competitive 100 m sprint races completed in sub 10 seconds
  19. Fastest relay 4×100 metres (male)

Top 10 famous Quotes By Usain Bolt

  1. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.”
  2. “You have to set yourself goals so you can push yourself harder. Desire is the key to success.”
  3. “I just want to push the barriers and see what I can do and how far I can go. I am just determined and driven.”
  4. “I stopped worrying about the start. The end is what’s important.”
  5. “A lot of people will just stop because they’re dead tired. You gotta do that extra one. That’s when you improve.”
  6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal.”
  7. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body.”
  8. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.”
  9. “Easy is not an option… no days off… never quit… be fearless… talent you have naturally… skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.”
  10. “You have to get to the worst to get better.”

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