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The Fastest Sprinter in the World is a Jamaican

Updated on February 15, 2015

Souvenir photos of USAIN BOLT the world's fastest man from Jamaica

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This is Jamaica USAIN BOLT country, an island nation of the Greater Antilles, 234 kms (145 mi) in length and as much as 80 kms (50 mi) in width.  It is situated in the Caribbean Sea.Recognized IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009 and other awardsBolt celebrates his victory and world record after the 100 m race in the Beijing National StadiumBolt leads the field in the closing stages of the 200-m finals
This is Jamaica USAIN BOLT country, an island nation of the Greater Antilles, 234 kms (145 mi) in length and as much as 80 kms (50 mi) in width.  It is situated in the Caribbean Sea.
This is Jamaica USAIN BOLT country, an island nation of the Greater Antilles, 234 kms (145 mi) in length and as much as 80 kms (50 mi) in width. It is situated in the Caribbean Sea.
Recognized IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009 and other awards
Recognized IAAF World Athlete of the Year 2008, 2009 and other awards
Bolt celebrates his victory and world record after the 100 m race in the Beijing National Stadium
Bolt celebrates his victory and world record after the 100 m race in the Beijing National Stadium
Bolt leads the field in the closing stages of the 200-m finals
Bolt leads the field in the closing stages of the 200-m finals

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  • 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.

 Bolt winning the men's 100m final race of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin, Germany, ...
Bolt winning the men's 100m final race of the 2009 IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin, Germany, ...

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

Usain nominated for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year
Usain nominated for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year

Awards

  • 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

 Usain “Lightning” Bolt has a Hublot watch made in his honor
Usain “Lightning” Bolt has a Hublot watch made in his honor

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”.

Lubica Kucerova and Usain Bolt
Lubica Kucerova and Usain Bolt

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

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      edz 6 years ago

      idol

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      nick071438 6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      sdz, do come again. Thank you for dropping by.

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      immortalcoach 5 years ago

      Great Stuff! Do you think he will break his own record again?

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      nick071438 5 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      If he so desires, trains well, he can do it. Thanks so much immortal ... for the visit.

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      LANG'AT 5 years ago

      this is great job for bolt. Kenya is also training many to become sprinters,i hope one day one time a new day for us will come.I...,,,

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      nick071438 5 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      I greatly appreciate your coming LANG'AT. We share your joy in the achievement of Bolt.

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