Usain Bolt Biography: Age, Height, Personal Life, Records, Achievements & Net Worth

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Usain St. Leo Bolt is undoubtedly the fastest runner of the world. He is retired Jamaican sprinter who holds the world record in 100m , 200m and 4 x 100 m relay. He is considered one of the greatest Olympic athlete owing to his tremendous success in his career. 

Usain Bolt Early Life

Usain Bolt Early Life

Usain St. Leo was born on 21 August 1986 in Sherwood Content, a small town in Trelawny, Jamaica. As a child Usain was very interested in sports. He used to play football, cricket and Basketball most of the time when he was a youngster. Usain had decided to make a career in cricketer until his school cricket coach  noticed Bolt’s speed on the pitch and urged him to try track and field events. He approached and anyhow convinced Bolt to try himself in sprinting.  By the age of twelve, Bolt had become the school’s fastest runner over the 100 meters distance.

It was in 2001 that he won his first medal in sprinting in the High School Championships. He took the silver medal in the 200 meters with a time of 22.04 seconds. Pablo McNeil, a former Olympic sprint athlete,  and Dwayne Jarrett coached Bolt. After his success in his childhood, Pablo McNeil became his full time coach.  As a child, Bolt was a sincere boy who used to visit Sherwood Content Seventh-day Adventist Church in Trelawny, Jamaica with his mother. 

Usain Bolt Personal life

Father Wellesley Bolt
Mother Jennifer Bolt
Sister Sherine Bolt
Brother Sadiki Bolt

Usain Bolt family

Usain Bolt and his family lived in a small town in Jamaica. His family ran a grocery store in the rural area.He had an elder brother Sadiki and a sister Sherine. Usain was more interested in playing cricket and football with his brother and other friends on the streets. His mother Jennifer Bolt was a firm believer and she didn’t serve him  pork to  in accordance to Adventist beliefs. Bolt took to sprinting when he was convinced by his school cricket coach. is physical traits matched to a sprinter’s physique.

Growing to a height of 6 foot 5 inches, Bolt showed a sprinter need not be short and powerful like previous sprinting greats.  Before getting into sprinting, he had already developed a deep affection for the European football (soccer) teams Real Madrid and Manchester United, but his school coaches steered him toward track and field. But his success in sprinting made him choose the sport over cricket and football. 

Usain Bolt Professional Life

Coach- Pablo McNeil
The 2002 World Junior Championships were held in front of a home crowd in Kingston, Jamaica, and Bolt was given a chance to prove his credentials on a world stage. Bolt became the youngest World medalist ever as he won the medal in 200m category.  His rise to International prominence was in 2003 for which he trained very hard and went on to win Gold at the World Youth Championship. In 2004, Bolt turned professional, under the guidance of new coach Fitz Coleman. He began his career with the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda. He became the first junior sprinter to break 20 seconds for the 200 metres. By 2005, Usain had a new coach Glen Mills who encouraged Usain to take a more professional approach and not just rely on his natural talent.

Usain Bolt Professional Life

In 2007 he appeared newly dedicated to his training and earned a silver medal in the 200 meters at the world championships. He also persuaded his coach to let him try the 100 meters, and he ran 10.03 sec in his first professional race at the distance. On May 3, 2008, he lowered his best time to 9.76 sec, then the world’s second fastest mark. Bolt broke the world record, running 9.72 sec to defeat world champion Tyson Gay.

Usain Bolt participated in his first ever Olympics event in 2008 where he got a reckoning as a young and talented sprinter the world had ever seen. In that event he won two gold medals in 100m and 200m category each making a mark in Beijing.

He also won 3 gold medals in 2012 London Olympic Games. 2016 was his last Olympic Games appearance where he won 3 gold medals in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay categories. 

Usain Bolt has won numerous awards for his successful career and here is the list of some notable awards he has been given:

  • Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year (2010, 2013, 2017)
  • Best International Athlete ESPY Award (2009, 2013)
  • Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year (2010)
  • Best Track and Field Athlete ESPY Award (2010)
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (2008, 2009, 2012)

Apart from his tremendous success in Olympic Games, Usain Bolt has bagged a whole lot of medals in other championships. Here is the complete list of his medals that he has won in his entire career: 

Aggregate:

Event 1st 2nd 3rd
Olympic Games 8 0 0
World Championships 11 2 1
World Relays 0 1 0
CAC Championships 1 0 0
Commonwealth Games 1 0 0
World Junior Championships 1 2 0
World Youth Championships 1 0 0
Total 23 5 1

 

Olympics:

Medals Olympic Games Category
Gold 2008 Beijing 100 m
Gold 2008 Beijing 200 m
Gold 2012 London 100 m
Gold 2012 London 200 m
Gold 2012 London 4×100 m relay
Gold 2016 Rio de Janeiro 100 m
Gold 2016 Rio de Janeiro 200 m
Gold 2016 Rio de Janeiro 4×100 m relay

 

World Championships:

Medals World Championships Category
Silver 2007 Osaka 200 m
Silver 2007 Osaka 4×100 m relay
Gold 2009 Berlin 100 m
Gold 2009 Berlin 200 m
Gold 2009 Berlin 4×100 m relay
Gold 2011 Daegu 200 m
Gold 2011 Daegu 4×100 m relay
Gold 2013 Moscow 100 m
Gold 2013 Moscow 200 m
Gold 2013 Moscow 4×100 m relay
Gold 2015 Beijing 100 m
Gold 2015 Beijing 200 m
Gold 2015 Beijing 4×100 m relay
Bronze 2017 London 100 m

 

Carifta Games:

Medals Carifta Games Junior (U20) Category
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 200 m
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 400 m
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 4×100 m relay
Gold 2003 Port of Spain 4×400 m relay
Gold 2004 Hamilton 200 m
Gold 2004 Hamilton 4×100 m relay
Gold 2004 Hamilton 4×400 m relay

 

CAC Junior Championships:

Medals CAC Junior Championships (U17) Category
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 200 m
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 400 m
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 4×100 m relay
Gold 2002 Bridgetown 4×400 m relay

 

World Junior Championships:

Medals World Junior Championships Category
Gold 2002 Kingston 200 m
Silver 2002 Kingston 4 x 100m  relay
Silver 2002 Kingston 4×100 m relay

 

  • World Youth Championships- 2003 Sherbrooke 200m (GOLD)
  • Commonwealth Games- 2014 Glasgow 4 x100m relay (GOLD)
  • CAC Championships- 2005 Nassau 200m  (GOLD)
  • World Relays- 2015 Nassau 4x100m relay (SILVER) 

Usain Bolt Personal Details & Physical measurement
Date of Birth- 21 August 1986
Age (as of 2019)- 33 Years
Birthplace- Sherwood Content, Trelawney, Jamaica
Zodiac sign- Leo
Nationality- Jamaican 
Hometown- Kingston, Jamaica
Occupation-  Track and Field Athlete
Net worth- $ 90 Million
School- Waldensia Primary School, Jamaica ; William Knibb Memorial High School
College- Not Known
Qualification- Graduated
Height- 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches)
Weight (approx.) – 207 lbs (94kg)
Figure Measurements- 32-26-36
Eye Color- Black
Hair Color- Black
Religion- Catholic
Ethnicity- Jamaican
Sexual Orientation- Straight
Affairs/Girlfriends- Mizicann Evans (2004-2011), Kasi Bennett (Present)                                                                                                                                      

Social Media Profiles
Usain Bolt Instagram: @usainbolt
Usain Bolt Twitter: https://twitter.com/usainbolt
Usain Bolt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/usainbolt/
Usain Bolt Website- http://usainbolt.com/

Biographical film

Usain Bolt Movie

A biographical film based on the athletic life of Bolt to win three Olympic gold medals, titled I Am Bolt, was released on 28 November 2016 in United Kingdom. The film was directed by Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner.

Usain Bolt Controversies
Usain Bolt lost his claim to the title of ‘triple-triple’ Olympic championship in 4 x 100 meters category when his team mate, Nesta Carter was tested positive for the use of  banned substance and caused the 2008 Beijing gold medal winners to be stripped off their title. The Jamaican did not compete in Rio and has been fighting to clear his name, but the International Olympic Committee confirmed his sample had tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine

Usain Bolt Net worth
Usain Bolt has been one of the highest paid athlete in the World. His success has earned him money from brand endorsements. As of 2019, his current net worth is estimated to be around $ 90 million. The fact that he is one of the highest paid Olympians of all time following his massive success in the Olympic games. The Jamaican sprinter has partnership with a major brand Puma. He receives $10 m from Puma every year. 

Usain Bolt Net worth

Usain Bolt Guinness World Records
Bolt claimed 19 Guinness World Records, and, after Michael Phelps, holds second highest number of accumulative Guinness World Records for total number of accomplishments and victories in the sport.  

  1. Fastest run 150 metres (male)
  2. Most medals won at the IAAF Athletics World Championships (male)
  3. Most gold medals won at the IAAF Athletics World Championships (male)
  4. Most Athletics World Championships Men’s 200 m wins
  5. Most consecutive Olympic gold medals won in the 100 metres (male)
  6. Most consecutive Olympic gold medals won in the 200 metres (male)
  7. Most Olympic men’s 200 metres Gold medals
  8. Fastest run 200 metres (male)
  9. Most Men’s IAAF World Athlete of Year Trophies
  10. First Olympic track sprint triple-double
  11. Highest annual earnings for a track athlete
  12. Most wins of the 100 m sprint at the Olympic Games
  13. First athlete to win the 100 m and 200 m sprints at successive Olympic Games
  14. Fastest run 100 metres (male)
  15. First man to win the 200 m sprint at successive Olympic Games
  16. Most Athletics World Championships Men’s 100 m wins
  17. Most tickets sold at an IAAF World Championships
  18. Most competitive 100 m sprint races completed in sub 10 seconds
  19. Fastest relay 4×100 metres (male)

Usain Bolt Favorite Things
Hobbies– Dancing, Watching & playing cricket & football, playing video games
Favorite Actors
Favorite Actress– Deepika Padukone
Favorite Food– Chicken Nuggets, Ackee, and salt fish , Chicken Breast and Pasta.
Favorite Athletes– Don Quarrie
Favorite Film- Gladiator
Favorite Book- Rich Dad Poor Dad- Robert Kiyosaki
Favorite Sport (s)- Cricket & Football
Favorite Cricketer- Waqar Younis
Favorite Animal- Cheetah
Favorite TV Show- George Lopez
Favorite Music- Hip Hop
Favorite Color- Green
Favorite Drinks-  Guinness
Favorite Perfume- Puma Animagical for Men
Favorite Football Club-  Manchester United
Favorite Footballer- Ruud van Nistelrooy
Favorite Holiday Destination- St. Lucia
Favorite Song- 99 Problems by Jay Z, Lollipop by Lil Wayne


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