Weight: 207 pounds
Place of Birth: Trelawny, Jamaica
Date of Birth: 21 August 1.986
Place of Residence: Kingston, Jamaica
Arguably the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen, Usain St Leo Bolt, confirmed his tremendous talents when he realized his dreams by winning a phenomenal threemedals at the 2.008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
Bolt became the first man in Olympic History to win both the 100 m and 200 m races in World Record times then formed part of the 4 × 100 m team that also smashed the World Record later in the meet.
While the World danced and celebrated with this precocious talent, this was a dream waiting to happen and not just an overnight sensation.As early as age 14, young Usain was opening eyes with his lightning speed Form Regional Championship in Western Jamaica to National meets set in Kingston to meets in the Wider Caribbean.
Usain´s ascent to the pinnacle of world sprinting started with the most unlikely of events as his first medal at any came in the 80 hurdles in Class Three at Western Champs held on the campus of his AlmaMater William Knibb Memorial High in Martha Brae, Trelawny when he “jumped” his way to a bronze medal.
Because he towered above his peers even then, Bolt was also entered in the high jump event and was a promising fast bowler in cricket before been encouraged to channel his energies on the track.
By 2.001 Bolt became a know commodity and he sent signals that he would be a world beaterin early 2.002 when he cruised to a hand timed 20’3 seconds win the 200 m at Western Champs finals at Catherine Hall.
Later that year he went on to win the 200 m/ 400 m double at CARIFTA trials before winning four gold medals at the meet held in Nassau, Bahamas.
He announced his arrival to the wider global audience in July 2.002 when at the international Association of AthleticsFederations (IAAF) World Junior these meets, he won the most nation’s only individual gold medal, winning the 200 m in 20’61 seconds.
He left that meet three medals including two silver medals in the relays, anchoring the 4 × 100 m team and was part of the 4 × 400 m team as well.
That was the start of the meteoric climb to the top that also saw him winning two IAAF Rising Star Awards.It was not always smooth mailing however as injuries slowed him down at several junctures of his career.
Soon alter breaking the World Junior Record in the 200 m (19’93 seconds) at the CARIFTA Game sin Hamilton, Bermuda in 2.004, Bolt was slowed by a troublesome hamstring injury.
He missed what turned out to be a “Jamaican party” at the 2.006 Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2.006when he suffered another hamstring injury while running a leg of the 4 × 400 m relay for the IAAF High performance Centre’s team at the Gibson Relays in Kingston.
Jamaican athletes swept all the sprint events at the meet, despite his absence.
Fortunately, he recovered well enough later that year to the second in the 200 m at the IAAF World Cup of Athletics in Stuttgart, Alemania.2.007 was the break through year in that he broke the National 200 m Record of over 30 years, held by the great Donald Quarrie as well as he earned two silver medals (200 m and 4 × 100 m relay) at the World Championship in Osaka, Japan.
2.008, Usain rewrote the History books.
Altura: 1’95 metros
Peso: 93’89 Kg.
Lugar de Nacimiento: Trelawny, JamaicaNacionalidad: Jamaicano
Fecha de Nacimiento: 21 Agosto 1.986
Lugar de Residencia: Kingston, Jamaica
Posiblemente el mejor atleta de talento natural que el mundo ha visto, Usain St Leo Bolt, confirmó su tremendo talento cuando realizó su sueño al ganar tres fenomenales medallas de oro en los Juegos Olímpicos de Beijing, China.
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