Usain Bolt Biography | Career, Family, Age and Achievement


Usain Bolt Biography | Career, Family, Age and Achievement.
Usain Bolt Biography… Usain Bolt is an Olympic legend who has been popularly rated as “the fastest man alive” for smashing world records and winning 9 gold medals as a reigning champion at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Summer Games.

Usain Bolt Biography

Usain Bolt Biography
Wikipedia records this great philanthropist as the fastest man in the world (born August 21, 1986), winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times.
Usain Bolt also won three Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He ran the men’s 100-meter race in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record, making him the first man in history to set three world records in Olympic competition. He made history again at the 2016 
Summer Games in Rio when he won gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter race and 4×100-meter relay, completing a “triple-triple,” earning three gold medals at three consecutive Olympics for a total of 9 gold medals over the course of his Olympic career.

About Usain Bolt

Real Name Usain St. Leo Bolt
Nickname Lightning Bolt
Profession Jamaican sprinter
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 195 cm
in meters- 1.95 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 4½”
Weight in Kilograms- 94 kg
in Pounds- 207 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 46 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
Track and field
Turned Pro In 2004 at the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda.
International Debut In 2008 at the Beijing Olympics.
Coach/Mentor McNeil, Fitz Coleman, Glen Mills
Events Sprints
Club Racers Track Club
Records (main ones) • His record of 9.58 seconds (100 meters) is the fastest run ever.
• He also holds the record of 2nd fastest run in 9.63 seconds.
• He holds the World Record of 19.19 seconds in 200 meters.
• In 2009, during 150 meters run, he ran 100 meters in 8.70 seconds which is the fastest 100 meters ever.
• In 2008, became the first athlete in the history of Olympics to win both 100 meter & 200 meter races in record times.
• In the 2012 London Olympics, he became the first athlete to win gold medals in both 100 meter & 200 meter races in consecutive Olympics.
• In the 2012 London Olympics, became the first athlete to set 3 World Records in a single Olympic.
• By winning 3 golds at the 2016 Rio Olympics, he became the only athlete to complete unprecedented Triple Triple in the history of Track & Field events.
Career Turning Point On 31 May 2008, when he set a new 100 meters World Record.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 21 August 1986
Age (as in 2017) 31 Years
Birth Place Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Nationality Jamaican
Hometown Kingston, Jamaica
School William Knibb Memorial High School, Jamaica
College University Of Technology, Jamaica
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Family Father– Wellesley Bolt
Mother– Jennifer Bolt
Brother– Sadiki Bolt
Sisters– Sherine Bolt
Religion Catholic
Ethnicity Jamaican
Hobbies Dancing, playing Video Games, watching Cricket & Football
Controversies • Once he was detained by the police for his practical jokes.
• In 2014, he made a controversial statement at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in which he criticized his own game.

Usain Bolt’s Top Speed

At the Berlin 2009 World Championships, Bolt made a world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100m race, with a top speed clocking in at 27.8 miles per hour (44.72 kilometers per hour) between meters 60 and 80, with an average speed of 23.5 mph.

Net Worth

Usain Bolt’s net worth is $34.2 million, Forbes magazine estimated in June 2017, making him the 23rd highest-paid athlete in the world. Bolt leveraged his status as the world’s fastest sprinter to secure more than a dozen sponsors contributing to his earnings, including Mumm, XM, Kinder, Advil and Sprint. His deal with Puma alone pays Bolt more than $10 million every year.

When and Where Was Usain Bolt Born?

Usain Bolt was born on August 21, 1986 in Jamaica.


In August 2016, People magazine confirmed Usain Bolt was dating Jamaican model Kasi Bennet. Bolt has been private about their relationship, but he told a journalist in January 2017 that they had been dating for almost three years.

Records and Awards

Bolt is an 11-time world champion. He holds the world records in races for 100 meters, at 9.58 seconds, and 200-meters, at 19.19 seconds, both of which he made at the 2009 Berlin World Athletics Championships. Over the course of his career, Bolt has received numerous awards, including the IAAF World Athlete of the Year (twice), Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Laureus Sportsman of the Year.
Participating in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 summer Olympic Games, Bolt completed a “triple-triple,” with a total of 9 gold medals earned in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4×100-meter relay races. In doing so, Bolt joined just two other triple-triple runners: Paavo Nurmi of Finland (in 1920, 1924 and 1928) and Carl Lewis of the United States (in 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996). However in January 2017, the International Olympic Committee stripped Bolt of one of these medals, for the 2008 4×100-meter relay, because his teammate Nesta Carter was found guilty of a doping violation.

Usain Bolt Famous Quote

You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you’re famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you.
I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.
Yeah, I am lazy. There’s no doubt about that.
There are things that bother me. I try not to let them, but they do.
My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.
I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.
A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.
As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.
For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.
I really want to try soccer after I retire because I’ve watched football over the years and I think I could be a good contender.
All I have to do is to work on transition and technique.
I’ve learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I’m gonna do after the race, what I’m gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race.
Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you’re growing up, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.
I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.
I don’t even like to go out onto the streets sometimes because I can’t get anything done. People want pictures and autographs all the time.
If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal.
People always say I’m a legend, but I’m not. Not until I’ve defended my Olympic titles. That’s when I’ve decided I’ll be a legend.
I can’t really live outside Jamaica. I can be away, but only for a while.
You have good days and bad days.
I don’t think limits.
I was playing cricket first and my cricket coach was the one that introduced me to track and field.
Track and field was very big when I was growing up.
When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.
Come on… when you’re running, if you see you’re going to win, you’re going to celebrate.
If Queen Elizabeth knighthooded me and I would get the title Sir Usain Bolt. That sounds very nice.
I would rather be lying in a bed than changing one.
I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.
But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.
Once a year I will clean my room, just because I feel I should.
I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.
If you’re the Olympic champion then they have to wait four more years to get you again.
Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again.
I know what to do and I go and execute.
It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.
I don’t like losing anyways.
I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.
I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything.
I try to lead by example.
I don’t read a lot of books.
My hunger is always there.
If you think about racing too much you may just lose it a little bit.
I will run against anybody.
Repeating is harder than anything else.
It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten.
I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.
People like to see showdowns.
I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete.
Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.
I have dedicated my life to the 200m, I really love the 200m a lot.
My brother is really, really slow.
I have matured a lot.
But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn’t really bother me.
My relationship with everyone in Jamaica is good.
I don’t put myself under pressure.
My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.
I don’t think about records.
I just love dancing.
I like music a lot.
I really don’t have a favorite meal. I eat anything.
You can get beat any day.
Where I’m from, there is no violence, pretty much.
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