NAME           : Usain Bolt
    OCCUPATION     : Track and Field Athlete
    BIRTH DATE     : August 21, 1986 (Age: 27)
    PLACE OF BIRTH : Trelawny, Jamaica
    Full Name      : Usain Bolt
    ZODIAC SIGN    : Leo

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is arguably the fastest man in the world, winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times. Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men's 100-meter race at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, beating rival Yohan Blake, who took silver. Bolt ran the race in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record,

making him the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Games competition. The win marked Bolt's second consecutive gold medal in the 100. Bolt went on to compete in the men's 200, claiming his second consecutive gold medal in that race. He is the first man to win both the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympic Games, as well as the first man to ever win back-to-back gold medals in double sprints.

Early Life
Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on August 21, 1986. Both a standout cricket player and a sprinter early on, Bolt's natural speed was noticed by coaches at school, and he began to focus solely on sprinting under the tutelage of Pablo McNeil, a former Olympic sprint athlete. As early as age 14, Bolt was wowing fans of sprinting with his lightning speed, and he won his first high school championships medal in 2001, taking the silver in the 200-meter race.
At the age of 15, Bolt took his first shot at success on the world stage at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica, where he won the 200-meter dash, making him the youngest world-junior gold medalist ever. Bolt's feats impressed the athletics world, and he received the International Association of Athletics Foundation’s Rising Star Award that year and soon was given the apt nickname "Lightning Bolt."

2012 Olympics
Bolt won three gold medals, despite being beaten by training partner, Yohan Blake during pre-events at the Jamaican national championships. Bolt won 100m and 200m and set new world record in mens 100 relay.
2013 World Championships
At the 2013 world championships, Bolt again won a unique triple of gold at 100m, 200m and 100m relay. Bolt has announced that he will retire from athletics after the 2016 Olympics.

  • Usain Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica on 21st August 1986.
  • He is 6 ft 5 inches in height – very tall for a sprinter.
  • When he was a young, Usain spent his time playing and thinking about sport. He loved playing football and cricket.
  • At high school, he started to get into athletics and in 2001 he got the 200m silver medal in the Jamaican high school championships.
  • At the age of 15, Bolt was the sam height he is now (6′ 5″).
  • Bolt won many medals as a junior athlete, including 4 golds at the 2003 CARIFTA Games.
  • Usain Bolt turned professional in 2004.
  • He was eliminated in the first round of the 200m event in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens – he had a leg injury.
  • In the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki, Bolt qualified for the final, but finished last.
  • In the 2007 World Championships in Osaka (Japan), Usain won a silver medal in the 200m.
  • Usain Bolt took that 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing by storm. He won the 100m in a record time of 9.69 seconds, and he won the 200m in a record time of 19.30 seconds. Along with his Jamaican teammates, Bolt also won gold in the 4x 100m relay.
  • At the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Bolt improved on his 100m world-record, winning the event in a time of 9.58 seconds. He also won the 200m in a new world-record time of 19.19 seconds.
  • In the 2012 Olympic Games in London, Bolt won the 100m with an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds. He also won gold in the 200m and the 4x100m relay.
  • Bolt enjoys dancing, DJing and he still plays cricket.
  • He has said he would like to play cricket in the Big Bash League (Australia’s Twenty20 league) and he has also said he wants to play football for Manchester United after he retires from athletics.
  • He is nicknamed Lightning Bolt.
  • Bolt can run at a speed of about 23.7 mph.
  • He has his own iPhone app called Bolt!
  • He owns his own restaurant / sports bar called Tracks & Records.