Usain “Lighting” Bolt.

Inspiration is an understatement of what i feel; anytime i ponder about the new world record set by “Usain Bolt” at an incredible speed of 9.58 Seconds and he says more is still to come.

To my man of the month….August 2009….Usain (Lightning Bolt).

“Usain Bolt” was born in Trelawny Jamacia on 21th August 1986.  He is the son of Grocery Store owners Wellesley and Jennifer. Usain attended the nearby Waldensia Primary School and later went on to William Knibb High School where his talent was recognised by Dwight Barnet, his high school physical education teacher. Barnet became his mentor and guided the young sprinter to his World Junior Championship win in the 200m event in front of a packed Jamaica National Stadium.  He also won two silver medals at these games.

In 2003 he won gold again at the World Youth Championships in Canada running the 200m in 20.40 seconds.  The following year saw him run 19.93 seconds, becoming the first junior to break the 20-second mark and breaking Lorenzo Daniel’s world 200m junior record.

Bolt turned professional in 2004 but missed most of his first two seasons due to injuries; he was eliminated in the first round of the 200 m heats at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

In 2007, running 19.75 to break the 36.  -year-old national record held by Don Quarrie by 0.11 seconds at the 2007 Jamaican Championships Usain “Lighting” Bolt 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, improving upon his previous personal best of 9.76 s which was made earlier in the month.

As a result of Bolt’s successes in athletics, he was named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for 2009. In August 2009 in Berlin, Bolt improved the 100 m world record to 9.58 seconds to win his first World Championship gold medal in what was the largest ever margin of improvement in the 100 m world record since the beginning of electronic timing.

Career Highlights – Updated August 2009

  • 2009 – 100 metres – Gold (World Athletics Championships) – 9.58 – World Record
  • 2008 – 100 metres – Gold (Beijing Olympic Games) – 9.69 – World Record
  • 2008 – 200 metres – Gold (Beijing Olympic Games) – 19.30 – World Record
  • 2008 – 4 x 100 metres – Gold (Beijing Olympic Games) – 37.10 – World Record
  • 2008 – World 100m Record – 9.72 – Reebok Grad Prix
  • 2007 – 200 metres – Silver (World Athletics Championships) 19.91
  • 2005 – 200 metres – Gold (Central American and Caribbean Championships) – 20.03
  • 2004 – 200 metres – Gold (Carifta Games) – 19.93 World Junior Record
  • 2003 – 200 metres – Gold (World Youth Championships) – 20.40
  • 2002 – 200 metres – Gold (World Junior Championships) – 20.61

Personal Details

  • Date of Birth – 21 August 1986
  • Place of Birth – Trelawny, Jamacia
  • Residence – Kingston, Jamacia
  • Athletics Disciplines – 100m, 200m, 4 x100m Relay
  • Club – Racers Track Club
  • Height – 6ft 5ins
  • Weight – 86 kgs – 13.5 stone
  • Education

    • Waldensia Primary and All-age School
    • William Knibb Memorial High School
  • Personal Records

    • 100m – 9.58 WR
    • 200m – 19.30 WR
    • 400m – 45.28
    • 4 x 100m – 37.10 WR

    Thanks for being a source of inspiration and i pray that GOD continues to guide and bless you. To anyone reading this post,lesson to be learnt from Usain Bolt remarkable carer so far:

  • Impossibility is a myth.

  • Distinct or Extinct.
  • Age is just a number (Breaking all world records breakable and is just 23 years old).
  • Our color or race is not determinant of our far we go.
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