Usain Bolt Biography

Usain St. Leo Bolt OJ CD is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics, and topped this through the first "double triple".

Although gaining worldwide popularity for a sprint double victory at the Beijing Games, Bolt has had more victories as a 200 m runner. While he had not won any significant 100 m title prior to the 2008 Olympics, he had won numerous crowns in the 200 m event at the youth, junior and senior levels. Further, at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Bolt completed a hat-trick of 200 m world titles by winning his third straight gold in the event. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Usain Bolt
Nationality:
Jamaica
Profession:
Track and field athlete
Ethnicity:
Afro-Caribbean, Caribbean people
Date of Birth:
August 21, 1986 (36)
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Usain Bolt Timeline
  • 2008-05-31
    Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.
  • 2008-08-16
    Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres dash world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 summer olympics.
  • 2012-08-09
    Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics
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