Usain Bolt- The Running Machine


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Name: Usain Bolt

DOB: 21 August 1986

Residence: Kingston, Jamaica

Height: 6ft 5 in

Weight: 94 kg

Sports: Tracks and Sprints

Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Jamaica
Olympic Games
Gold 2012 London 100 m
Gold 2008 Beijing 100 m
Gold 2008 Beijing 200 m
Gold 2008 Beijing 4×100 m relay
World Championships
Gold 2011 Daegu 200 m
Gold 2011 Daegu 4×100 m relay
Gold 2009 Berlin 100 m
Gold 2009 Berlin 200 m
Gold 2009 Berlin 4×100 m relay
Silver 2007 Osaka 200 m
Silver 2007 Osaka 4×100 m relay
World Athletics Final
Gold 2009 Thessaloniki 200 m
CAC Championships
Gold 2005 Nassau 200 m
World Junior Championships
Gold 2002 Kingston 200 m
Silver 2002 Kingston 4×100 m relay
Silver 2002 Kingston 4×400 m relay
Pan American Junior Championships
Gold 2003 Bridgetown 200 m
Silver 2003 Bridgetown 4×100 m relay
CARIFTA Games (Junior)
Gold 2004 Hamilton 200 m
Gold 2004 Hamilton 4×100 m relay
Gold 2004 Hamilton 4×400 m relay
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 200 m
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 400 m
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 4×100 m relay
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 4×400 m relay
World Youth Championships
Gold 2003 Sherbrooke 200 m
CAC Junior Championships (Youth)
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 200 m
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 400 m
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 4×100 m relay
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 4×400 m relay
CARIFTA Games (Youth)
Gold 2002 Nassau 200 m
Gold 2002 Nassau 400 m
Gold 2002 Nassau 4×400 m relay
Silver 2001 Bridgetown 200m
Silver 2001 Bridgetown 400m
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World Cup
Silver 2006 Athens 200 m

Facts:

Usain St. Leo Bolt, born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a five-time World and four-time Olympic gold medalist.

*Bolt was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content,a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica, and grew up with his parents, Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, his brother Sadeeki,and his sister Sherine.

*Bolt is one of only 8 athletes, (along with Valerie Adams, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.

I was slowing down long before the finish and wasn’t tired at all. I could have gone back to the start and done it all over again.

—Usain Bolt’s thoughts on his 100m sprint at the 2008 Olympics, published in his autobiography Usain Bolt 9.58

Awards:

  • IAAF World Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2009
  • Track & Field Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2009
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2009, 2010
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2008, 2009
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for 2009 and 2010.
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