Interesting facts about Usain Bolt

>> June 09, 2010

With all the accomplishments at the Olympics and World Championships, Usain Bolt has established himself as one of the most outstanding athletes in the history of sports.
Here are lists of interesting facts about Usain Bolt. Here we go:
  • Usain Bolt was born at the land of Trewalny which also the hometown of the many world-class track and field athletes;
  • Usain Bolt’s first sport was cricket where he specialized fast bowler;
  • Usain Bolt received several American colleges’ scholarship offers but declined all of them to remained in his hometown to train;
  • Usain Bolt is a fan of Christiano Ronaldo and therefore he had offered him some sprinting tips. Ronaldo himself was delighted with the offer as he too a big fan of Bolt;
  • Usain Bolt is the youngest ever gold medalist of the World Junior Championship, winning the 200m at age of 15;
  • Usain Bolt is the first and so far the only junior athlete to break sub 20 seconds in 200 metres;
  • Usain Bolt is nicknamed as 'Lightning Bolt’ because of 2 reasons: his extraordinary performance; and his 100m world record was set right after the lightning storm (in New York);
  • Usain Bolt became the first to hold the World records, World Championship records, and Olympic Games records in all three sprint events (100m, 200m and 4x100m) at the same time;
  • Usain Bolt’s first Olympics was in 2004 where he was eliminated during the first round of the 200 metres, he recorded a slow time of 21.05 that could be due to an injury;
  • Usain Bolt improved his annual 100m time from 10.03 to 9.69s at Beijing Olympics where he set it not only without a favorable wind (0.0 m/s) and a relatively slow reaction time (0.165s); he also "celebrate" at the last 20 metres, finishing his race with an untied shoelace.
  • Usain Bolt is the best short-sprinter in the world not only for the distance of 100m, but also 60m, and down even to 10m. This is totally in contrast to the belief that he is a "slow starter, fast finisher."
  • Usain Bolt's fastest 100m time is not 9.58s that is the official world 100m record, but 8.7s, a time he recorded during the 4x100m race.
  • The remarkable accomplishment by the Lightning Bolt has brought the world's sprinting scene to a next level. Usain Bolt has provided countless moments of majesty and becomes the global sports icon.

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