Usain Bolt is arguably the greatest sprinter in the history of the world. Legend the making, he has been awarded nine gold medals in track and field events at the Olympics and a feat that nobody else has achieved before.
He has won the ‘triple-triple and is the first person to be awarded gold medals in three consecutive Olympics in 200m, 100m, and 4x100m relays.
He took home these medals in Beijing, China, at the 2008 Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics, and the Rio Olympics.
In his first times as a runner, He didn’t have faith in his ability and was pretty laid back when it came to the sport.
However, throughout the year numerous coaches were a part of his team and helped to shape him into a runner of distinction.
Childhood and Early Life
Bolt was born on the 21st of August 1986 in Jamaica. Standout cricketer and a sprinter in the beginning Bolt’s speed and natural ability were observed by school coaches and he soon focused on sprinting, under the instruction of Pablo McNeil, a former Olympic sprinter. (Glen Mills would later act as Bolt’s teacher and coach.)
One of Bolt’s fond childhood memories is the time when he played football and cricket together with his younger brother Sadiki.
Bolt showed his compassion for the world by donating USD 50,000 to the people affected by the Sichuan earthquake.
In 2008’s Beijing Summer Olympics, Bolt participated in the 100-meter and 200-meter events.
In the 100-meter race prior to the Games Bolt beat the record set by his father by finishing the race in 9.69 seconds.
The record was not only achieved without wind conditions favorable, however, but he also clearly slowed down in celebration before the race (and the shoelace was untied) this action caused a lot of controversies later on.
|100 meters||9.58||Berlin, Germany||16 August 2009||WE||Also has the second fastest time (9.63) and shares the third fastest time of 9.69 with Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake. Bolt’s 9.63 is the Olympic record, set at the 2012 games.|
|150 meters||14.35||Manchester, England||17 May 2009||WB||He ran the last 100 m in 8.70, the fastest ever recorded time over a 100 m distance. This would equal an average speed of 41.38 km/h (25.71 mph).|
|200 meters||19.19||Berlin, Germany||20 August 2009||WE||Also holds the Olympic record with 19.30, which was then (2008) a world record.|
|300 meters||30.97||Ostrava, Czech Republic||27 May 2010||NR||This is the third fastest time, behind Wayde van Niekerk at 30.81 & Michael Johnson at 30.85. The event is not recognized by the IAAF.|
|400 meters||45.28||Kingston, Jamaica||5 May 2007|
|4 × 100 meters relay||36.84||London, England||11 August 2012||WE||Shared with Yohan Blake, Michael Frater, and Nesta Carter.|
World Rank in Parentheses
|100 meters||200 meters||400 meters||Years|
|10.03 (12)||19.75 (3)||45.28||2007|
|9.69 (1)||19.30 (1)||46.94||2008|
|9.58 (1)||19.19 (1)||45.54||2009|
|9.82 (4)||19.56 (1)||45.87||2010|
|9.76 (1)||19.40 (2)||—||2011|
|9.63 (1)||19.32 (1)||—||2012|
|9.77 (1)||19.66 (1)||46.44||2013|
|9.79 (2)||19.55 (1)||46.38||2015|
|9.81 (2)||19.78 (3)||—||2016|
|CARIFTA Games||Bridgetown, Barbados||2nd||200 m||21.81||2001|
|World Youth Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||17th (semis)||200 m||21.73||2001|
|CAC Junior Championships (U17)||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||200 m||20.61 CR||2002|
|1st||400 m||47.12 CR||2002|
|1st||4×100 m relay||40.95 CR||2002|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:16.61 CR||2002|
|CARIFTA Games||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||200 m||21.12 CR||2002|
|1st||400 m||47.33 CR||2002|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:18.88 CR||2002|
|World Junior Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||1st||200 m||20.61||2002|
|2nd||4×100 m relay||39.15 NJR||2002|
|2nd||4×400 m relay||3:04.06 NJR||2002|
|CARIFTA Games||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||1st||200 m||20.43 CR||2003|
|1st||400 m||46.35 CR||2003|
|1st||4×100 m relay||39.43 CR||2003|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:09.70||2003|
|World Youth Championships||Sherbrooke, Canada||1st||200 m||20.40||2003|
|DNS (semis)||400 m||2003|
|DQ (semis)||Medley relay||2003|
|Pan American Junior Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||200 m||20.13 WYB||2003|
|2nd||4×100 m relay||39.40||2003|
|CARIFTA Games||Hamilton, Bermuda||1st||200 m||19.93 WJR||2004|
|1st||4×100 m relay||39.48||2004|
|1st||4×400 m relay||3:12.00||2004|
|Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||40th (heats)||200 m||21.05||2004|
|CAC Championships||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||200 m||20.03||2005|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||8th||200 m||26.27||2005|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||3rd||200 m||20.10||2006|
|IAAF World Cup||Athens, Greece||2nd||200 m||19.96||2006|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||2nd||200 m||19.91||2007|
|2nd||4×100 m relay||37.89||2007|
|Olympic Games||Beijing, China||1st||100 m||9.69 WR OR||2008|
|1st||200 m||19.30 WR OR||2008|
|DQ||4×100 m relay||Teammate doping||2008|
|World Championships||Berlin, Germany||1st||100 m||9.58 WR CR||2009|
|1st||200 m||19.19 WR CR||2009|
|1st||4×100 m relay||37.31 CR||2009|
|World Athletics Final||Thessaloniki, Greece||1st||200 m||19.68 =CR||2009|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||DQ||100 m||False start||2011|
|1st||200 m||19.40 WL||2011|
|1st||4×100 m relay||37.04 WR CR||2011|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||1st||100 m||9.63 OR||2012|
|1st||200 m||19.32 WL||2012|
|1st||4×100 m relay||36.84 WR||2012|
|World Championships||Moscow, Russia||1st||100 m||9.77 WL||2013|
|1st||200 m||19.66 WL||2013|
|1st||4×100 m relay||37.36||2013|
|Commonwealth Games||Glasgow, United Kingdom||1st||4×100 m relay||37.58 GR||2014|
|World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||2nd||4×100 m relay||37.68||2015|
|World Championships||Beijing, China||1st||100 m||9.79||2015|
|1st||200 m||19.55 WL||2015|
|1st||4×100 m relay||37.36 WL||2015|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||1st||100 m||9.81||2016|
|1st||4×100 m relay||37.27||2016|
|World Championships||London, United Kingdom||3rd||100 m||9.95||2017|
|DNF||4×100 m relay||Injury||2017|
|Food||Chicken Nuggets, Ackee and saltfish (Jamaican dish), Chicken breast & Pasta|
|Book||Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki|
Usain Bolt’sNet Worth
The estimated net worth of $ 90 million.
Usain Bolt Record
In the 2009 world championships, Bolt shattered his 100-meter record to win the final in 9.58 seconds.
A few days later, Bolt broke his 200-meter record with an identical 0.11-sec margin, securing the gold medal for the second time during the championships worldwide.
Usain Bolt Speed
In the world record-setting event, Usain Bolt’s average ground speed was 37.58km/h and he clocked the top speed of 44.72km/h within the 60-80m distance which is the perfect number for the world’s fastest person. Jamaican athletes knew the fastest human on earth.
Usain Bolt Football
Record-breaking eight times Olympic sportsman Usain Bolt has spoken out about his regrets in football, stating that his decision to move to Australia to play in the Central Coast Mariners was a “mistake”.
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