Usain Bolt

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt Full Name: Usain Bolt
Nationality: Jamaican

Profession: Olympic Sprinter
Why Famous: The first man in Olympic history to win both the 100 meter and 200 meter races in world record times.

Bolt was also the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Games competition.

His sprinting achievements have earned him the nickname "Lightning Bolt".

Born: August 21, 1986 (30 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica

Historical Events in the Life of Usain Bolt

  • 2008-05-31 Usain Bolt breaks the world record in the 100m sprint, with a wind-legal (+1.7m/s) 9.72 seconds.
  • 2008-08-16 Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
  • 2009-08-16 12th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 100m
  • 2009-08-20 12th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • 2011-09-03 13th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • 2012-08-09 Usain Bolt becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m sprint in back to back Olympics
  • 2013-08-11 14th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 100m
  • 2013-08-17 14th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • 2015-08-27 15th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win

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