The Sports activities Archives – 2016 Rio Olympics Half 3: Usain Bolt


His lengthy stride is famend in any occasion, and whereas scientifically, his top ought to give him no benefit within the method of velocity or aerodynamics, he at all times appears to say easy victory!

The title “quickest man alive” is often issued as a substitutive nickname for The Flash, DC comics’ famend superhero character. Nevertheless, the title can also be utilized as a substitute description of Usain Bolt, accredited Olympic athlete {and professional} sprinter! Bolt has been competing athletically for a few years and has earned a fame for his distinctive footspeed and stamina. In 2016, he competed internationally within the Summer season Olympics alongside hundreds of different athletes, and, by the competitors’s conclusion, he had gathered not solely a number of medals accentuating his efficiency, but in addition heightened consciousness and recognition amongst Olympic followers and spectators!

Transient Biographical Historical past

Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on August 21st, 1986, to Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt. His ardour for athletics was fostered at a younger age within the streets of his hometown the place he, alongside together with his brother and sister, grew up immersed in quite a lot of sporting actions. Bolt’s true expertise for velocity was acknowledged within the early years of his life. By the point he had reached his teenage years, Usain Bolt was attracting consideration in varied regional competitions and championships. In highschool, he was inspired to noticeably pursue monitor and subject as his athletic specialty to assist him hone his agility and endurance.

He achieved a healthful top of 6 toes and 5 inches on the age of 15, permitting him to separate himself distinctively from his different opponents. Bolt’s alternative to show himself to the whole world got here within the type of the 2002 World Junior Championships. At this competitors, he received the 200 meter sprint, making him the youngest world-junior gold medalist in historical past. His time for this occasion was 20.61 seconds, which units his common velocity at ~9.7 meters per second, or 21.7 miles per hour. Discuss quick!


With as excellent a nickname as “Lightning-Bolt”, Usain Bolt was undoubtedly born to be quick!

Earlier Olympic Involvement

In 2004, Usain Bolt formally launched his skilled athletic profession. Amongst his starting conquests on this yr had been the CARIFTA Video games and the 2004 Athens Olympic Video games. Sadly, Bolt wouldn’t make a powerful statistical impression on this, his first Olympics, on account of a leg damage. Whereas he nonetheless carried out briefly in Athens, he was eradicated early and unable to cowl any floor within the competitors. 2005 introduced a recent perspective to Bolt’s athletics, however repetitive leg accidents continued to hamper his skills in a number of competitions.

The 2008 Olympics might alternatively be referenced as “the yr Bolt struck again.” With a number of world information beneath his belt and a historical past of constantly outstanding efficiency, was greater than ready to take Beijing by storm. He even had the assist of Michael Johnson (200 and 400 meter file holder). Bolt certified for the 100 meter with occasions of 9.92 and 9.85 seconds, and went on to win the 100 meter closing with a fair larger time of 9.69 seconds. Bolt’s efficiency right here earned him one other damaged world file, although by now, nobody ought to have been stunned at this athlete’s unimaginable expertise and ability.

Following an astounding efficiency at Beijing in 2008, full with 3 gold medals, Bolt continued to compete in a number of world championships and Olympic Video games over the subsequent a number of years. London’s 2012 Olympics noticed this distinctive sprinter 3 extra gold medals, in addition to damaged private and skilled information in a number of classes. The quickest time on a 100 meter sprint remains to be held by Bolt at the moment, clocking in at about 9.58 seconds. Certainly, only a few individuals would low cost Bolt because the quickest human runner on the planet.


A “triple-triple” athletic grasp, Bolt has earned each single gold medal of the 9 that he now possesses.

2016 Summer season Olympics Overview

Rio’s 2016 Summer season Olympics had been significantly essential in Bolt’s athletic profession. As anticipated, his efficiency was admirable and inspirational, and he claimed the final 3 gold medals of his skilled Olympic profession for the Males’s 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4×100 meter relay. With 9 gold medals throughout 3 separate Olympic Video games and a 100% 1st place end file, Usain’s 12-year reign of Olympic monitor and subject is actually one thing to behold.