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".
- 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 Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m
- 2009-08-20 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
- 2011-09-03 13th Athletics World Championships: 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 Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m
- 2013-08-17 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
- 2015-08-27 15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win
- 2016-08-14 Usain Bolt wins 100m Olympic gold at Rio - 1st man to win this event 3 times
- 2017-08-05 Usain Bolt races his last race, coming third in the 100m at IAAF World Championships in London
- 2017-08-12 Usain Bolt injures himself in his very last race - mens 4x100m relay, Jamaica misses gold at world championships