You can call him ‘The Living Legend’, or ‘The Fastest Man’; Usain Bolt has shattered the records books with his extraordinary speed. With 9.58 seconds medal on his career resume, he is also loved by his fans for his unique celebrations style. The legendry Olympian has won 9 gold medals at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 summer games.
Who Is Usain Bolt?
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (born August 21, 1986) is currently the fastest man on the planet, he won three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and became the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100-meter and 200-meter races in record times.
He also won three Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. He ran men’s 100-meter race in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record, becoming the first man in history to set three world records in Olympic competition.
At the 2016 Summer Games in Rio he won gold again in the 100-meter and 200-meter race and 4×100-meter relay, completing a “triple-triple,” earning 3 gold medals at three consecutive Olympics for a total of 9 gold medals over the course of his Olympic career.
Usain Bolt’s Top Speed
During the 2009 World Championships at Berlin, Bolt made a world record of 9.58 seconds for the 100m race. His top speed was clocking in at 27.8 miles per hour (44.72 kilometers per hour) between meters 60 and 80, with an average speed of 23.5 mph.
Net Worth of Usain Bolt
According to Forbes magazine, Usain Bolt’s net worth in June 2017 was $34.2 million. He is 23rd highest paid athlete in the world. His major sponsors are Sprint, Advil, Kinder, XM, and Mumm. He gets $10 million every year from Puma.
When and Where Was Usain Bolt Born?
Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on August 21, 1986.
Usain Bolt’s Girlfriend
In August 2016, a magazine confirmed that Usain Bolt was dating Jamaican model Kasi Bennet. Bolt has been private about their relationship, but in January 2017, he told a journalist that they had been dating for almost three years.
Usain Bolt’s Olympic Career
2008 Beijing Summer Olympics
Bolt ran the 100-meter and 200-meter events at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics,. In the 100-meter final, he broke the world record, winning in 9.69 seconds. He visibly slowed down to celebrate before he finished (an act that aroused much controversy later on) and his shoelace was also untied. He won three gold medals and broke three world records in Beijing.
2012 London Summer Olympics
Bolt won his fourth Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100-meter race, beating rival Yohan Blake, who won silver in the event. Bolt set a new Olympic record with 9.69 seconds. He went on to win the men’s 200, claiming his second consecutive gold medal in that race and became the first man ever to win both the 100 and 200 in consecutive Olympic Games, and also the first man to ever win back-to-back gold medals in double sprints. These accomplishments made him the first man in history to set three world records in a single Olympic Season.
2016 Rio Summer Olympic
Bolt returned to Olympic glory at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games when he won gold in the 100-meter race, making him the first athlete to win three successive titles in the event. He finished the race in 9.81 seconds with American runner and rival Justin Gatlin, who took silver, 0.08 seconds behind him.
“This is why I came here, to the Olympics, to prove to the world that I’m the best — again,” he told reporters at a news conference. “It always feels good to go out on top, you know what I mean?”