Usain Bolt is one of the world’s most famous athletes, having won nine gold medals in three consecutive Olympics in 2008, 2012, and 2016.
Bolt has been gifted since he began sprinting as a youth, but he exploded onto the world stage with a seemingly effortless dominance of the 100m and 200m finals at the Beijing Olympics.
Because of his charm and laid-back demeanor, Bolt’s appeal has extended beyond sports. In a sport beset with doping suspicions, Bolt has a perfect record, but he lost one relay gold when a teammate was retroactively banned.
Usain Bolt was born on 21st of August in 1986, in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica.
He was primarily interested in sports as a child, spending time playing football, cricket, and basketball.
He explored a future in cricket at one point, but his inherent skill for running shined through, and he was urged to pursue sprinting more seriously.
Usain already towered over his peers at the age of 15. Bolt, who is 6 feet 5 inches tall, demonstrated that a sprinter does not have to be small and powerful like past sprinting greats.
In 2002, he won gold in the 200m at the World Junior Championships. Usain looked to be extremely relaxed back at this point in his career.
He didn’t live an ascetic, controlled life, but he did like dancing and Kingston’s nightlife. However, he continued to work hard and won Gold in the World Youth Championship the following year, in 2003.
Bolt went professional in 2004, under the tutelage of new coach Fitz Coleman. He began his career in Bermuda at the CARIFTA Games. He was the first junior sprinter to break the 20-second barrier in the 200m.
Usain had a new coach, Glen Mills, by 2005, who pushed him to take a more professional approach and not rely solely on his innate gift. Injury problems hampered his career over the following several years, but he was still able to ascend the ranks.
His major break came in the 2007 World Championships, where he won silver in the 200m and the 4*100m relay. On 31st of May 2008,usain Bolt set a new 100 meter world record.
Bolt broke Powell’s record with a 9.72 s run at the Reebok Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium in New York City, propelled by a 1.7 m/s tailwind.
Despite his youth and lack of major championship experience, Usain Bolt entered his first Olympic Games as one of the favorites. Mr. Usain Bolt Usain Bolt was the standout performer of the games.
He breezed to the finals of both the 100m and 200m, and his electric performance in both finals lit up the games. Usain Bolt surged ahead in the opening 60 meters of the 100-meter final, allowing him to relax off and celebrate in the final few meters.
His power, daring, and young zeal captured a global audience. Some people chastised him for celebrating before the finish line.
However, Bolt’s domination and quickness were undeniable. His timing of 9.69 seconds was a world record, and if he had continued to the end, he might have broken the 9.60 mark.
In the 200m, Bolt won gold again and, even more unexpectedly, broke Michael Johnson’s long-standing world record.
Bolt was able to dominate all sprint events in the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, winning a clean sweep of the 100m, 200m, and 100m relay.
He established another another World Record, this time for the 100m in 9.58 seconds and the 200m in 19.19 seconds.
On the last day of the Berlin Championships, the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit, presented Bolt with a 12-foot-high portion of the Berlin Wall in a modest ceremony, claiming Bolt had demonstrated that “one can pull down walls that were previously thought to be impassable.”
Despite being defeated by his training partner, Yohan Blake, during pre-Olympic events in the Jamaican national championships, Bolt won three gold medals.
Bolt won the 100m and 200m races, as well as being a member of the team that established a new world mark in the men’s 100m relay.
Bolt won three gold medals in the 2013 World Championships: 100m, 200m, and 100m relay.
Bolt’s preparation for the 2016 Olympics was hampered by regular injury issues, which limited his racing and training. However, he was keen to finish with a bang and announced his retirement shortly after the 2016 Olympics.
Bolt was the undisputed star of the Games, and despite low attendance in Rio, he usually drew a large crowd. Bolt once again won gold in all three events, the 100m, 200m, and 100m relay.
It was a complete bag of nine Olympic gold medals, an unprecedented achievement.
Bolt has declared his retirement from athletics following the 2016 Olympics.