His full name is Usain St. Leo Bolt. He was born on 21st August 1986 in Jamaica, Montego Bay. We know him to be the great sprinter of all times as he has achieved the gold medal in the 100-meter race along with the 200-meter races. In three succeeding Olympics. Isn’t that interesting to hear that? During his teenage days, he was a fast bowler in cricket. He won his first gold medal in the 200-meter race at the age of 15 years in the National Stadium of Jamaica in Kingston. After this, he was declared as the youngest male junior champion of any event. As he was of 6 feet and 5 inches that is 1.96 meters, he proved those wrong who believed that tall runner is a disadvantage as the fast starters.
Know About The Records And The Awards Of Usain Bolt
He became a world champion for 11 times. He has a world record in the 100-meter race to complete it at 9.58 seconds. However, he completed the 200-meter race in 19.19 seconds. He achieved these records at the Berlin World Athletics Championships of 2009. Apart from these awards, he also received many awards in his sports career. He achieved the award for the IAAF World Athlete of the Year twice, Track and Field Athlete of the Year, along with Laurens Sportsman of the Year. Bolt got nine gold medals in total which he earned in the 4 x 100-meter relay race, 200-meter race, and 100-meter race. He received these when he participated in 2008, 2012, and in the 2016 Olympics Games.
Usain Bolt’s Journey Started With A Bet Of A Free Lunch
When he was 12 years old, a local priest Reverend Nugent overheard him and his close friend Richardo Geddes as to who is the fastest runner. Nugent took this up and decided who will become the would-be sprinter in a bet, and the person to win will get a free lunch from his defeated mate. Usain Bolt won this competition. But Nugent, after deciding that Bolt won the competition, made a statement that if he can beat Richardo, then he is capable enough to beat anyone. From that point, a star was born.
He Has His Own App
Usain Bolt has an app. It is one of the apps to reach the top in the charts of Jamaica. Also, it became the second in the top free list of 2012 of the UK. In this game, the users direct the animated version of Usain Bolt, that they can unlock the fast sprinter speeds.