Who is Usain Bolt?
Usain Bolt is a retired Jamaican sprinter best known for being the fastest runner man ever. He is also known for achieving the gold medals at the ‘Olympic Games’ for three consecutive years in 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay events in 2008, 2012 and 2016. When he started as a runner in his initial phase, his confidence was not enough for him to show his talent; however, his coaches made him believe himself and shaped him into a great runner. In 2004, at Athens Olympics, he was eliminated in the first round. Still, later, he made a comeback with amazing performance and got a victory in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2012 London Olympics and 2016 Olympics in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m events. For his outstanding performance, he has received a nickname ‘Lightning Bolt’ and has also won various awards.
|Full Name||Usain St Leo Bolt|
|Birth Date||21 August 1986|
|Birth Place||Sherwood Content, Jamaica|
|Age||34 years old|
|Height||6 feet and 5 inches (195cm/1.95m)|
|Weight||94 kg (201lbs)|
|Net Worth||$90 million|
Usain St Leo Bolt was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, Jamaica. He was taken to father Wellesley Bolt and to mother Jennifer, who owned a grocery shop. Furthermore, He grew up alongside his brother Sadiki and a sister Sherine. He is currently 34 years old with Leo sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Usain Bolt holds a Jamaican nationality, and as per his religion, he follows Christianity. He is of African-Jamaican ethnicity. Besides, Bolt has an athletic body type. He stands 6 feet and 5 inches (195cm/1.95m) tall and weighs 94 kg (201lbs). He has a pair of dark brown colored eyes with black hair color.
Early Life/ Education
Usain Bolt attended Waldensia Primary School and spent his childhood playing different sports. He also participated in the school’s race, where he won many 10 meters running race. For higher studies, Usain then went to William Knibb Memorial High School. His sports coach was always encouraged to try him sprinting, and soon he took part in a 200-meter racing event.
Usain Bolt got married to his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett on 17 May 2020. They were blessed with a baby girl named Olympia Lightning Bolt. Likewise, Usain is also interested in other sports like Cricket and football. He is a fan of the Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, West Indian opener Chris Gayle and Australian opener Matthew Hayden. He also supports the football team Manchester United. Moreover, he had also played basketball in the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game in 2013.
Apart from this, on 24 August 2020, he was tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently in self-isolation in his home.
Usain Bolt is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram and Twitter account (@usainbolt) have 9.8 million and 4.9 million followers, respectively. Moreover, his Facebook page has 18.3 million likes and 12.7 million followers.
The Career of Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt made his first professional race in the Caribbean regional event in 2001, where he won a silver medal and made his time of 48.28 s in the 400 meters. He was then seen in the international event ‘IAAF World Youth Championship’ in 2001 as Hungarian. But he failed to receive any medals in that game. Without losing hope, he then went to take part in the ‘World Junior Championships’ in 2002, where he won the race of a 200-meter event. He also participated in 2004 games like ‘CARIFTA Games’ and in the ‘Athens Olympics’ but failed to win because of his injury. Likewise, in 2006 he showed his victory in the ‘IAAF World Athletics Final’ event, which was held in Germany. The next year, he participated in ‘World Championship’ but was defeated by Tyson Gay timing of 19.76 seconds.
Furthermore, in 2008 he participated in the ‘Beijing Summer Olympics’ where he won the 100m race by completing it in just 9.69 seconds and in 200m race in 19.30 seconds, which was a new record for Olympics. In 2009, at the ‘Berlin World Championships,’ he won a gold medal in the 4x100m relay race and also won 100m and 200m race. In 2011 and 2012, he participated in ‘World Championships’ and ‘Summer Olympics,’ respectively.
He won 200m event in 2011, and in 2012 he created history to become the first man to successfully defend 100m and 200m Olympic sprint titles. Also, he again won in 2013 ‘World Championships’ in the 100m and 200m events held in Moscow. This made him the most successful athlete in the world. He took a one year rest in 2014 as he was heavily injured. During 2015, 2016, and 2017 he took part in ‘Beijing World Championships,’ ‘Rio Olympics,’ and ‘World Championships’ where he won all the events of 100m and 200m. After his 2017 race, he took retirement from his sprinter career.
After his retirement, Usain Bolt worked as an entrepreneurship in 2018. He was the co-founder of the company Bolt Mobility of electric scooter. It was launched in New York in March 2019 and also extended its company series in Europe in May 2019. Similarly, he also worked as a music producer in July 2019. The album name was ‘Olympic Rose, ’ which consists of five tracks. Likewise, he has also claimed 19 Guinness World Records.
Achievements of Usain Bolt
Talking about the Olympics journey of Usain Bolt, he has received nine medals in the Olympic Games. Likewise, he is also the youngest person to win a gold medal in 2002 ‘World Junior Championships.’ He has also received a silver medal in 2001 and four awards in the ‘CARIFTA’ games in 2003.
Usain Bolt Net Worth
Usain Bolt is one of the best-retried sprinters of the world. He is also the highest-paid Olympians whose net worth as of 2020 is $90 million.