Jamaican Athletic Sprinter, Usain Bolt

by Bobby
(Texas,USA)

Jamaica's Usain Bolt

Jamaica's Usain Bolt


Question
Can I find out about Bolt, a Jamaican runner?

Answer: Oct-02-08 by Wellesley Gayle

Hi Bobby,

Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica, on 21 August 1986 and grew up with his parents, Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt, a brother, and his sister Sherine. His parents ran the local grocery store in the rural area, and Bolt spent his time playing cricket and football in the street with his brother,later saying, "When I was young, I didn’t really think about anything other than sports".

At the time of this response, Bolt holds the Olympic and world records for the 100 metres at 9.69 seconds, the 200 metres at 19.30 seconds and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay at 37.10 seconds, all set at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Bolt became the first man to win all three events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984, and the first man in history to set world records in all three at a single Olympics. His name and achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname "'Lightning' Bolt".

Performing for Jamaica in his first Caribbean regional event, Bolt clocked a personal best of 48.28 s in the 400 metres in the 2001 CARIFTA Games, winning a silver medal. The 200 m also yielded a silver as Bolt finished in 21.81s.

Bolt's personal best of 9.69 seconds in the 100 metres is the fastest ever legal time. Tyson Gay had a run of 9.68 s at the 2008 US Olympic Trials but a tail wind of 4.1 m/s exceeded the legal limit of 2.0 m/s set by the IAAF, nullifying its inclusion as a world record. Obadele Thompson's run of 9.69 s in 1996 is also not recognised as it was aided by a 5.0 m/s tail wind.

Bolt's personal best of 19.30 s is the 200 metres world record and Olympic record. This was recorded at the 2008 Beijing Games against a headwind of 0.9 m/s. The run broke Michael Johnson's previous world record and Olympic record of 19.32 s. After Bolt and Johnson's record setting runs, the next fastest time is three tenths of a second slower; Tyson Gay's personal best of 19.62 s. Bolt is the only non-United States sprinter in the IAAF top five.


I pulled much of this from Wiki, for more, and everything else on Usain Bolt, please see the Wikipedia article


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