Early Life and Beginnings:
Usain St. Leo Bolt was bornon August 21, 1986, in Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Falmouth -Jamaica, to parents Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt in Jamaica. He grew up in the rural parish of Trelawny and displayed an early interest in sports, particularly cricket and soccer.At a young age, his cricket coach recognized his incredible speed and encouraged him to try track and field.
Usain Bolt began his track and field career as a sprinter, initially focusing on the 200 meters. He was coached by his high school coach, Pablo McNeil.In 2002, he won the 200 meters at the World Junior Championships, which brought him to the attention of the international track and field community.
Bolt's true breakthrough came at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He won three gold medals, setting world records in all of his events: the 100 meters, 200 meters, and the 4x100 meters relay. This marked the beginning of his global stardom.He repeated this remarkable feat at the 2012 London Olympics, further solidifying his status as a sprinting legend.
Bolt continued to dominate at World Championships, winning numerous gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4x100 meters relay over the years.His charisma and showmanship on the track, including his famous "Lightning Bolt" pose, endeared him to fans around the world.
Records and Achievements:
Usain Bolt set multiple world records in the 100 meters and 200 meters during his career, with his records often standing for several years.He was known for his extraordinary speed, with a top speed recorded at around 27.8 miles per hour (44.72 km/h) during his world-record run in the 100 meters.Bolt was the first sprinter to win both the 100 meters and 200 meters in three consecutive Olympic Games.He is widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time and holds the distinction of being the only athlete to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting.
Usain Bolt announced his retirement from competitive athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London. His final competitive race was in the 4x100 meters relay.
Life Beyond Athletics:
After retiring from competitive sprinting, Bolt has ventured into various business ventures, including opening a restaurant in Jamaica, launching a clothing line, and investing in other businesses.He has also expressed an interest in pursuing a career in professional soccer and has trained with several clubs.Usain Bolt's remarkable speed, charisma, and record-breaking achievements have made him a global sporting icon and one of the most recognizable and beloved athletes in the world. His legacy in the world of track and field is one of greatness and unmatched speed.
Usain Bolt, Jamaican athlete, the best sprinter since Carl Lewis, and the world record holder in the 100 m, 200 m, and 4×100 m relay. Nicknamed "Lightning Bolt," he won eight gold medals at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics (100m, 200m, and 4×100 m relay). He was born in Trelawny Parish near Falmouth, where the famous Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was also born; after a doping scandal Johnson was disqualified and stripped of his Olympic gold medals. During the 2015 Beijing world championships, Bolt became the most successful male athlete of the World Championships with a total of 11 gold medals and 2 silver. On 17 May 2020, Bolt's longtime girlfriend Kasi Bennett gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Olympia Lightning Bolt. Bolt and Bennett welcomed twin boys named Saint Leo and Thunder in June 2021.
DATE OF BIRTH: 21st August 1986
TIME OF BIRTH: 2:00pm
PLACE OF BIRTH: Falmouth- Jamaica
LONG: 77 W 7 deg
LAT: 18 N 5 deg
TIME ZONE: GMT -5
ASCENDANT: 20 Sagittarius
SUN SIGN: 28 Leo
MOON SIGN: 24 Pisces