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Usain Bolt

June 10, 2011

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt



Usain Bolt is a sprinter was born in Jamaica on August 21, 1986. He is a three-time Olympic gold medal winner. At the 2008 Olympics, Bolt became the first man since Carl Lewis in 1984 to win three sprinting events at the same Olympics. He also holds the world record for the 100 and 200m sprints. In 2009, he became the first man to hold both world and Olympic titles simultaneously.
In 2001, Bolt performed in his first regional event at the Caribbean CARIFTA Games. He won silver medal for the 200 and 400-m sprints. The same year, he made his world debut at IAAF World Youth Championships at Hungary. Unfortunately, he failed to qualify for the finals. Soon after, he moved to Kingston,
where he trained with the Jamaican Amateur Athletic Associantion.
Bolt turned professional in 2004. That year he competed at the Olympics, in spite of injuries. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he set world records in the 100 and 200m sprints. His 100m timing was 9.69 seconds and his 200m timing was 19.30 seconds. At the 2009 World Championships, Usain Bolt broke his own world records for 100 metres and 200 metres. Bolt’s achievements have earned him the nickname ‘Lighting Bolt’. In 2009, he was named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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