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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt's full name is Usain St. Leo Bolt.

He was born on August 21, 1986, in the rural town of Sherwood Content in Trelawny parish, Cornwall county, Jamaica. His parents Jennifer and Wellesley ran the local grocery store. Usain spent much of his free time as a child playing soccer and cricket with his brother Sadeeki.

Usain attended the Waldensia Primary and All-Age School as a boy.

At 15 years old, Bolt became the youngest person at the time to win a gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Jamaica. He was 6 feet 5 ins at the time.

Despite failing at the Athens Olympics in 2004 was offered track scholarships by several U.S. schools . He refused all offers, prefering to stay in Jamaica and train at Kingston's University of Technology despite its primitive facilities.

He was the first and only junior athlete to run a sub-20-second 200 metres.

After his prowess on the track, Bolt’s nickname is “Lightening Bolt.” The nickname actually started during the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Before his first world record breaking run in New York City, there was a lightning storm leading the media to bestow Bolt with the aforementioned moniker.

Usain Bolt set a world record for the 100m in the men's final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. So, what did he eat before pulling off that athletic feat? It was chicken nuggets. He had chicken nuggets because he was afraid to eat anything else in China.

That very same 100m race where Bolt set the world record on a stomach full of chicken nuggets, he ran into a slight headwind with his shoes untied the entire time.


Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds for 100 metres equals an average speed of 23.35mph.  His 200 metres speed is just slower at 23.31mph but his top speed has been measured at 27.44mph.

Bolt during the 200 m final at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.By Erik van Leeuwen, attribution: Erik van Leeuwen (bron: Wikipedia). - www.erki.nl, GFDL, $3

When Bolt won the 100 meters in London in 2012, he became the first person since Carl Lewis to defend an Olympic sprint title. After winning the 200, Bolt became the first to defend two titles.

Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds for 100 metres equals an average speed of 23.35mph.  His 200 metres speed is just slower at 23.31mph but his top speed has been measured at 27.44mph.

Bolt won three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, also known as the "triple-triple", and has a 100% win record in finals.

At his top speed of 27.44mph, Usain Bolt could run the distance to the Moon in just under a year.


A domestic cat can run faster than Usain Bolt but an elephant at top speed is slower.

Bolt covers 10 metres faster than an Olympic diver covers 10 metres.

Usain Bolt demands his ad shoots are filmed in Jamaica to bring money to his country

Usain is a hardcore video gamer. He often plays Call Of Duty: Black Ops online.

Sources  www.heavy.comJockbio.com, F
untrivia.com, Daily Express

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