Usain Bolt

The Honourable Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. ( /ˈjuːseɪn/; born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a five-time World and three-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and (along with his teammates) the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, and is one of only seven athletes (along with Valerie Adams, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jacques Freitag, Yelena Isinbayeva, Jana Pittman, Dani Samuels) to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event. Bolt won a 200 m gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, making him the competition's youngest-ever gold medalist at the time (since surpassed by Jacko Gill). In 2004, at the CARIFTA Games, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in less than 20 seconds with a time of 19.93 s, breaking the previous world junior record held by Roy Martin by two-tenths of a second. He turned professional in 2004, and although he competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, he missed most of the next two seasons due to injuries. In 2007, he broke Don Quarrie's 200 m Jamaican record with a run of...
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  • Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games

    The Associated Press 2 days ago
    Bolt upset over report he criticized Glasgow Games
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Even before stepping on the track, Usain Bolt caused a stir at the Commonwealth Games. A day after mingling with British royalty at the Glasgow athletes' village, Bolt scrambled Wednesday to deny that he made derogatory comments ...
  • The Associated Press

    Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games

    The Associated Press 3 days ago
    Jamaican wins 110 hurdles at Commonwealth Games
    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole's 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica. Next up will be the ...
  • The Associated Press

    Walton advances to 400 semifinals at IAAF meet

    Miami Herald 1 week ago
    All the hoopla that followed 15-year-old sprint phenom Jamal Walton to the IAAF World Junior Track Championships got much louder inside hallowed Hayward Field on Tuesday. Walton, regarded in some track circles as the next great world junior long sprinter ...
  • Fleeting Bolt visit could be key to Glasgow Games

    The Associated Press 1 week ago
    Usain Bolt
    Competing in just one event, Usain Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of ...
  • The Associated Press

    Gatlin extends unbeaten streak in 100 meters

    The Associated Press 2 weeks ago
    LINZ, Austria (AP) — Justin Gatlin stretched his season's unbeaten streak in the 100 meters to 10 races by trashing the 20-year-old best mark of the Gugl Games on Monday. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist finished in 9.82 seconds ...

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