Usain Bolt is a outstanding Jamaican sprinter and a nine-time Olympic gold medallist. Bolt won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games.
An eleven-time World Champion, he won consecutive World Championship 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 metres relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015.
He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships and was the first athlete to win three titles in both the 100 m and 200 m at the competition.
He holds the world record for the 100 metres (9,58 s, Berlin 2009), the 200 metres (19,19 s. Berlin 2009), and, along with his teammates, the 4x100 metres relay (37,10 s. Beijing 2008).
He also holds the Olympic record for all three of these races.
He insists he is capable of bringing his time down to 9.4 s. on 100 m.
By the age of 15, he had grown to 1.96 metres (6 ft 5 in) tall, and he physically stood out amongst his peers. Bolt expresses a love for dancing and his character is frequently described as laid-back and relaxed.
Bolt won his first annual high school championships medal in 2001, taking the silver medal in the 200 metres with a time of 22.04 seconds. McNeil soon became his primary coach.
Bolt distinguished himself with a 200 m gold medal at the 2002 World Junior Championships, making him the competition's youngest-ever gold medalist.
In 2004, at the CARIFTA Games, he became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under 20 seconds with a time of 19.93 s, breaking Roy Martin's world junior record by 0,2 of a second.
He turned professional in 2004, missing most of his first two seasons due to injuries, but he competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
In 2007, he beat Don Quarrie's 200 m Jamaican national record with a run of 19.75 s. In May 2008, Bolt set his first 100 m world record with a time of 9.72 s.
He set world records in both 100 m and 200 m events at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics: 100 m record time of 9.69 s broke his own previous record of 9.72 s. and 200 m with a record time of 19.30 s he broke previous record of 19.32 s by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
In August 2009, at the World Championships in Berlin, a year after the Beijing Olympics, he lowered his own 100 m and 200 m world records to 9.58 s and 19.19 s respectively.
His record breaking margin in 100 m is the highest since the start of digital time measurements.
As a result of Bolt's successes in athletics, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for 2009.
"A lot of tall people don't have good coordination, his manager Simms said, but Bolt is similar on cheetahs on the way their feet move … The mechanics are so perfect, and the strength he can generate from his hips, his hamstrings and his quads, everything is perfect for running."
After winning the 200 m title in the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica, Bolt signed a sponsorship deal with Puma. During the Beijing 2008 100 m final, Bolt wore golden Puma Complete Theseus spikes that had "Beijing 100 m Gold" emblazoned across them. His athletics agent is PACE Sports Management.
On August 6 2010 Usain Bolt was beaten by American rival Tyson Gay in Stockholm. Tyson Gay won the 100 meters at the DN Galan meet in 9.84 seconds, and Usain Bolt was second in 9.97. “I told you I’m not unbeatable. Bolt said. I did not train as hard as in past years.”
On August 24, 2010 Bolt said, that he wants to defend his titles at the 2012 London Games. And also add: "I really think I will be a good long jumper, that's what I think, I don't know what my coach will think, maybe he'll say try 400 meters."
Ultimately, he says, he'd love to make a go of playing football professionally. "If I keep myself in shape, I can definitely play football at a high level."
Usain Bolt's manager Ricky Simms says the Olympic champion is taking the rest of 2010 off because of tightness in his lower back.
Bolt went undefeated over 100 m and 200 m in the 2011 season.
At the 2012 London Olympics, he won the 100 metres gold medal with a time of 9.63 seconds, and 200 metres gold with a time of 19.32 seconds, 4×100 metres relay team with a time of 36.84 seconds.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Bolt won the 100 metres gold medal with a time of 9.81 seconds, a gold medal in the 200 m, and final of the 4 x 100 m relay.
So Bolt obtained the "triple-triple", three sprinting gold medals in three consecutive Olympics.
Bolt has stated that he intends to retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.
Bolt was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, a small rural town in Trelawny, Jamaica. He grew up with his parents, Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt, who ran the local grocery store, and his brother Sadeeki, and his sister Sherine.
His mother, was gentle and forgiving, his father a disciplinarian who had two other children with different women.
When he was a young boy, his parents took him to the doctor because he couldn't stay still. Doctor said that he's just hyperactive.
In his childhood Bolt has suffered both scoliosis (which resulted in one leg being shorter than the other) and injury. However, he managed to cope with this. Later Bolt stated that hard work and discipline can overcome almost anything.
As a child, he attended Waldensia Primary and All-age School, and it was here that he first began to show his sprinting potential, running in the annual national primary-schools' meeting for his parish.
He grew up in a poor Jamaican background, his first races were on a track that had a two-foot dip towards the finish.
Bolt spent his time playing cricket and football in the street with his brother. "When I was young, - said Bolt, - I didn’t really think about anything other than sports".
By the age of twelve, Bolt had become the school's fastest runner over the 100 metres distance. The first sport to interest him was cricket. As a child he was a fan of Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar, West Indian opener Chris Gayle and Australian opener Matthew Hayden and admired the bowling of Waqar Younis.
Upon his entry to William Knibb Memorial High School, Bolt continued to focus on other sports, but his cricket coach noticed Bolt's speed on the pitch and urged him to try track and field events. Later Pablo McNeil and Dwayne Barrett coached Bolt, encouraging him to focus his energy on improving his unique athletic abilities.
Bolt has also expressed his love for football and is a fan of Manchester United. Following a race in Manchester, he met the team at their training ground and offered Cristiano Ronaldo some sprinting advice.
Usain coached by Glenn Mills. Bolt graduated from University of Technology Jamaica.
His girlfriend is Mizicann Evans, who completed GCE ‘A’ Levels in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics at Quality Academics and University College of the Caribbean. The pair met as teenagers over 13 years ago when Mizicann was 14 and Usain was a 17-year-old. After bonding as friends, they became a couple in 2004.
In 2011 -2012 years he had a romantic relationship with a fashion designer from Slovakia Lubica Kucerova and then with the British sprinter Megan Edwards. Later he was dating former Miss Jamaica April Jackson, model Nailah Dillard and carnival queen Kasi Bennett.