Interesting facts about Usain Bolt

>> June 09, 2010


With all the accomplishments at the Olympics and World Championships by the tall lanky Jamaican born athlete, Usain Bolt, he has established himself as one of the most perfect finishers in the history of sports. However, I’m not going to discuss a lot about Bolt's victories because you can simply search everything about that by viewing on the Wikipedia. By doing a little research, I'd figured a TEN and the most interesting points about Usain Bolt. Here we go:

  • Usain Bolt was born at the land of Trewalny which had produced a significant number of world class track and field athletes;
  • Usain Bolt’s first sport was cricket and he specialized as a 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 is a big fan of Bolt too;
  • Usain Bolt is the youngest ever gold medalist of the World Junior Championship, wins the 200m at age of 15;
  • Usain Bolt is the first and the only junior athlete to break sub 20 seconds in 200 metres;
  • Usain Bolt is nicknamed as 'Lightning Bolt’ due to TWO reasons: firstly due to his extraordinary performance and secondly due to his 100metres world record which set just after the lightning storm in New York in 2008;
  • Usain Bolt became the first to holds the World records, World Championship records and Olympic Games records at all-three sprint events (100 , 200 and 4x100) at the same time;
  • Usain Bolt’s first Olympics were at 2004 where he was eliminated in the first round of the 200 metres with an upset time of 21.05 due to an injury;
  • Usain Bolt improved his annual 100m time from 10.03 to 9.69s at Beijing Olympics where he set not only without a favorable wind (0.0ms) and a slow reaction time (0.165s) but also with a celebration at the last 20 metres which significantly slowed him down and his shoelace was untied.
With an astonishing and brilliant accomplishments from the Lightning Bolt, sprinting has been taken a big step forward. Indeed, he really deserves to be one of the greatest athletes in the history. Despite his great achievements, he is modest about his success and down-to-earth. He is just remarkable.

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