Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt 2012 Olympics 1.jpg
Bolt at the 2012 Simmer Olympics
Personal information
Nickname(s) Lichtnin Bolt
Nationality Jamaican
Born 21 August 1986 (1986-08-21) (age 27)[1]
Trelawny, Jamaica[2]
Residence Kingston, Jamaica
Hicht 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[3]
Wicht 94 kg (207 lb)[3]
Sport
Sport Track an field
Event(s) Sprints
Club Racers Track Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

100 m: 9.58 WR (Berlin 2009)[4]
150 m: 14.35 WB[5] (Manchester 2009)[6]
200 m: 19.19 WR (Berlin 2009)[7]
300 m: 30.97 (Ostrava 2010)[1]

400 m: 45.28 (Kingston 2007)[1]

Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD (play /ˈjuːsn/;[8] born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever.[9][10][11] He is the first man tae hauld baith the 100 metres an 200 metres warld records syne fully automatic time measurements acame mandatory in 1977. Alang wi his teammates, he also set the warld record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reignin Olympic champion in these three events, the first man tae win sax Olympic gowd medals in sprintin, an a five-time Warld champion. He wis the first tae achieve a "double double" bi winnin 100 m an 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012),[12] and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4×100m relays).[13]

Stateestics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Personal bests[eedit | eedit soorce]

Event Time (seiconts) Venue Date Records Notes
100 metres 10.58 Berlin, Germany 16 August 2009 World record Also haes the seicont fastest time (9.63) an shares the third fastest time o 9.69 wi Tyson Gay an Yohan Blake. Bolt's 9.63 is the Olympic record, set at the 2012 gemmes.
150 metres 14.35 Manchester, Unitit Kinrick 17 Mey 2009 Warld best[5] He ran the last 100 m in 8.70, the fastest ever recorded time ower a 100 m distance. This would equal an average speed o 41.38 km/h.
200 metres 19.19 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009 Warld record Also haulds the Olympic record wi 19.30, which wis then (2008) a warld record.
300 metres 30.97 Ostrava, Czech Republic 27 Mey 2010 This is the seicont fastest time, behind Michael Johnson's 30.85. The event is nae recognized bi the IAAF.
400 metres 45.28 Kingston, Jamaica 5 Mey 2007
4 × 100 metres relay 36.84 Lunnon, Ingland 11 August 2012 Warld record Shared wi Yohan Blake, Michael Frater an Nesta Carter.

Records[eedit | eedit soorce]

The progression o Bolt's 200 m saisons' best times[14]
The progression o Bolt's 100 m saisons' best times[14]

Bolt's personal best o 9.58 seiconts in the 100 metres is the fastest ever run.[15] Bolt also hailds the seicont fastest time o 9.63 seiconts,[16] the current Olympic record,[17] an set twa previous warld records in the event. Bolt's personal best o 19.19 s in the 200 metres is the warld record. This wis recorded at the 2009 Warld Championships in Athletics in Berlin against a heidwind o −0.3 m/s. This performance broke his previous warld record in the event, his 19.30 s clockin in winnin the 2008 Olympic 200 metres title.

Bolt haes been on three warld-record-settin Jamaican relay teams. The first record, 37.10 seiconts, wis set in winnin gowd at the 2008 Simmer Olympics. The seicont record came at the 2011 Warld Championships in Athletics, a time o 37.04 seiconts. The third an current pendin warld record[18] wis set at the 2012 Simmer Olympics, a time o 36.84 seiconts.

Bolt also haulds the 200 metres warld teenage best results for the age categories 15 (20.58 s), 16 (20.13 s, warld youth record), 17 (19.93 s) an 18 (19.93 s, warld junior record).[16] He also haulds the 150 metres warld best set in 2009, durin which he ran the last 100 metres in 8.70 seiconts, the quickest timed 100 metres ever.[16]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Usain Bolt IAAF profile". IAAF. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  2. Helps, Horace (16 August 2008). "Bolt's gold down to yam power, father says". Reuters. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 UsainBolt.com, profile page, accessed 6 September 2011
  4. Usain Bolt beats Gay and sets new Record – from Universal Sports on YouTube
  5. 5.0 5.1 This is nae an offeecial warld record as the IAAF, the internaitional athletics govrening body, daes nae recognise the distance.
  6. New World Best over 150m for Usain Bolt from Universal Sports on YouTube
  7. New World Record over 200m for Usain Bolt – from Universal Sports on YouTube
  8. Ellington, Barbara (2008-08-31). He is a happy person, says Usain's mother. Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved on 2009-08-05.
  9. Shelton, Gary (5 August 2012). "Usain Bolt leaves no doubt he is the fastest person ever". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  10. Weerawansa, Dinesh (6 August 2012). "Lightning Bolt strikes London 2012". Daily News. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  11. Weerawansa, Dinesh (5 August 2012). "Usain Bolt Striking His Famous Pose After Winning Gold At The Olympics". Business Insider. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  12. Elliott, Helene (10 August 2012). "Usain Bolt gets a legendary double-double in Olympic sprints". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  13. "London 2012 Day 15: Bolt does the double – triple". Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Athletes – Bolt Usain Biography". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  15. "100 Metres All Time". IAAF. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "12th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Berlin 2009." (PDF). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2009. p. Pages 410. Retrieved 2 August 2009. 
  17. "100 Metres All Time". IAAF. 9 August 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  18. "4x100 Metres Relay All Time". IAAF. 22 August 2008. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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