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The Fastest Sprinter in the World is a Jamaican
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World's fastest sprinter
- DUBBED the world’s fastest sprinter is USAIN BOLT.
- He’s a Jamaican born to the couple Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt on August 21, 1986 in the town of Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica.
- He grew up with his parents and 2 siblings, brother Sadeeki and sister Sherine.
- The family ran and maintained the local grocery business in the rural area.
- USAIN BOLT is a world-famous track and field sprinter who holds a number of world records.
Courtesy of Wikipedia, Bolt's official records are as follows:
YEAR TOURNAMENT VENUE RESULT EVENT TIME (SECONDS)
- 2002 World Junior Championships Kingston,Jamaica 1st 200 m 20.61
- 2002 World Junior Championships Kingston,Jamaica 2nd 4x100 m relay 39.15 NJR
- 2002 World Junior Championships Kingston,Jamaica 2nd 4x400 m relay 3:04.06 NJR
- 2003 World Youth Champions Sherbrooke,Canada 1st 200 m 20.40
- 2004 Carifta Games Hamilton,Bermuda 1st 200 m 19.93 WJR
- 2005 Central American and Caribbean Championship Nassau,Bahamas 1st 200 m 20.03
- 2006 2006 IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart,Germany 3rd 200 m 20.10
- 2006 IAAF World Cup Athens,Greece 2nd 200 m 19.96
- 2007 World Championships in Athletics Osaka,Japan 2nd 200 m 19.91
- 2008 Reebok Grand Pix New York City,US 1st 100 m 9.72 WR
- 2008 Beijing Olympics Beijing,China 1st 100 m 9.69 WR OR
- 2008 Beijing Olympics Beijing,China 1st 200 m 19.30
- Beijing,China 1st 43x100 m relay 37.10 WR OR
- 2009 World Championships in Athletics Berlin,Germany 1st 100 m 9.58 WR
- 2009 World Championships in Athletics Berlin,Germany 1st 200 m 19.19 WR
- 2009 World Championships in Athletics Berlin,Germany 1st 4x100 m relay 37.31 CR
- IAFF World Athlete of the Year- 2008, 2009
- Track and Field Athlete of the Year- 2008, 2009
- Laureus World Sportsman of the Year- 2009, 2010
- BBC Sports Personality of the Year- 2008, 2009
Bolt's Beijing 2008 Olympic Games achievements
- At the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, he attracted everyone's attention by his outstanding performance in the men's athletics.
- He won three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events and set a new world record.
- He is the first sprinter to win all three events at the same Olympics and break the world record set by Carl Lewis in 1984.
- For his great achievements, he is tagged as “Lightning Bolt” and honored as the “fastest man in the world”.
2015 facts about Usain Bolt
- Nickname: Lightning Bolt, Oj, C.D.
- Birthplace: Shewood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica
- Birthdate: August 21, 1986
- Parents: Wellesley Bolt and Jennifer Bolt
- Starsign: Leo (He’s now 28 years of age)
- Current residence? He owns a house in Teddington Middlesex, UK.
- Heritage/Origin: Jamaican
- Etnicity: African
- Religion - believes in god? Christian
- Fortune: Estimated Net Worth, 30 Million Dollar
- Salary: Unknown
- Type of Car: Ferrari F430
- Relationship status: Single
- Sexuality: Straight
- Lovelife: Currently in no relationship or unconfirmed
- Ex-partners: Lubica Kucerova, Taneish Simpson
- Has any kids? No
- Height: 196 cm
- Hair color: Black
- Eye color: Dark Brown
- Weight: 90 kilo
- Does Usain Bolt smoke? No, never
- Does Usain Bolt have a tattoo? No
- Fitness workout: Regular exercises for about 90-minutes in gym