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Usain Bolt Biography

Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter who is infamous as the fastest person ever. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012). His 2009 record breaking margin for 100 m, from 9.69 seconds (his own previous world record) to 9.58, is the highest since the start of fully automatic time measurements. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. 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. He made his first appearance on the world stage at the 2001 IAAF World Youth Championships in Debrecen, Hungary. As a member of the Jamaican sprint relay team, he also took two silver medals and set national junior records in the 4×100 metres and 4×400 metres relay, running times of 39.15 s and 3:04.06 minutes respectively. Under the guidance of new coach Fitz Coleman, Bolt turned professional in 2004, beginning with the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda. For the second time in the role, he was awarded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 2004 CARIFTA Game. His accolades and achievements in athletics have earned him nickname "Lightning Bolt". He is also recipient of many awards including including the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus Sportsman of the Year (twice).  

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The legacy of Usain Bolt: Looking beyond the medals and records
The legacy of Usain Bolt: Looking beyond the medals and records
The article looks into a less talked about, but arguably more significant, contribution of Usain Bolt to athletics.
Usain Bolt's ratings on PES 2018 revealed, given 99 speed and power
Usain Bolt's ratings on PES 2018 revealed, given 99 speed and power
Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt is one step closer to achieving his boyhood dream of being a football player.
Usain Bolt confident his records will stand the test of time
Usain Bolt confident his records will stand the test of time
Bolt's 100m timing of 9.58 seconds is a mark that will remain unbeaten for a while, according to him.
IAAF Diamond League 2017, Brussels leg:  A story of tired Legs, expected champions, and triumphant newcomers
IAAF Diamond League 2017, Brussels leg:  A story of tired Legs, expected champions, and triumphant newcomers
A few weeks after a dramatic World Championships and with $ 50,000 on the line, new faces were crowned victorious, as old favourites faded.
Video: Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy pays unique tribute to Usain Bolt
Video: Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy pays unique tribute to Usain Bolt
Incidentally, Bolt fell in love with United after watching van Nistelrooy play.
"Nobody is irreplaceable" - Legendary American athlete Carl Lewis on Usain Bolt
"Nobody is irreplaceable" - Legendary American athlete Carl Lewis on Usain Bolt
The American athlete was angry at Bolt being glorified more than the sport after the latter's retirement.
Usain Bolt could play for Manchester United in Legends match against Barcelona
Usain Bolt could play for Manchester United in Legends match against Barcelona
Following his retirement from the track, Bolt could trade his golden shoes for football boots
Justin Gatlin convinced Usain Bolt will come out of retirement
Justin Gatlin convinced Usain Bolt will come out of retirement
The world watched in horror as Usain Bolt suffered an injury in the middle of the relay.
The one incredible statistic that cements Usain Bolt's status as the Greatest of All Time
The one incredible statistic that cements Usain Bolt's status as the Greatest of All Time
Usain Bolt not only has numerous records and medals to his name but has also maintained a squeaky clean image when it comes to doping.
5 farewell matches of iconic sportspersons gone horribly wrong
5 farewell matches of iconic sportspersons gone horribly wrong
From Bolt to Ali to Bradman, we take a look at farewells that did not go to plan one bit.
Why Usain Bolt stopped running in his final ever race 
Why Usain Bolt stopped running in his final ever race 
A disappointing end to a glittering career.
Sporting world reacts to Usain Bolt's farewell race at IAAF World Championships 2017
Sporting world reacts to Usain Bolt's farewell race at IAAF World Championships 2017
World's fastest man had a final race to forget.
Usain Bolt's teammate blames event organisers for his unfortunate injury
Usain Bolt's teammate blames event organisers for his unfortunate injury
The injury proved costly for the charismatic Jamaican.
Usain Bolt pays emotional tribute to teammates and fans after disastrous final race at IAAF World Championships 
Usain Bolt pays emotional tribute to teammates and fans after disastrous final race at IAAF World Championships 
It shows the incredible and wonderful nature of the great man.
5 incredible records held by Usain Bolt that will not be broken anytime soon
5 incredible records held by Usain Bolt that will not be broken anytime soon
This is why Bolt is considered as the greatest sprinter of all-time.
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