P.E Famous Athlete Project
( The Lightning Bolt )
Usain St Leo Bolt was born in August 21, 1986. He is a Jamaican sprinter and world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 x 100 meters relay. His reign as Olympic Games champion in all of these events spans three Olympics. Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the fastest sprinter of all time. An eight time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt won the 100 meters, 200 metres and 4 x 100 meters relay at three consecutive Olympic Games, although he lost the 2008 relay gold medal about nine years after the fact due to a teammate’s doping disqualification. He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in world record times, which made him the first person to hold both records since fully automatic time became mandatory. Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 meters and 200 meters titles at three consecutive Olympics ( 2008, 2012 and 2016) .
An Eleven-Time World Champion :
As I told you already Usain Bolt won a consecutive World Championship 100 metres, 200 meters and 4 x 100 metres relay gold medals from 2009-2015, with the exception of a 100 meter false start in 2011. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championship, was the first athlete to win four World Championship titles in the 200 meters and is the joint-most successful 100 meters with three titles. Bolt also improved upon his second 100 metres world record 9.69 with 9.58 seconds in 2009. That is the biggest improvement since the start of electronic timing. He has twice broken the 200 meters world record, setting 19.30 in 2008 and 19.19 in 2009. He has helped Jamaica to three 4 x 100 metres relay world records, with the current record being 36.84 seconds set in 2012. Lightning Bolt’s most successful event is the 200 meters, with three Olympic and four World titles. The 2008 Olympics was Lightning Bolt’s international debut over 100 meters; he had earlier won numerous 200 meter medals ( including 2007 World Championship silver ) and holds the world under- 18 records for the event.
Usain Bolt’s ( Lightning Bolt’s ) Achievements :
His achievements as a sprinter have earned him the media nickname to be, “ Lightning Bolt “, and his awards include the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track and Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year ( four times ). Bolt retired sadly after the 2017 World Championships, when he finished third in his last solo 100 meter race. Performing for Jamaica in his first Caribbean regional event as well, he clocked a personal best time of 48.28 s in the 400 meters in the 2001 CARIFTA Games, winning a silver medal. The 200 metres also yielded a silver, as Usain Bolt finished in 21.81 seconds.