Usain Bolt, the snazzy sprinter, was born on the 21st of August 1990 in Sherwood Content; a small megalopolis in Jamaica. He is an offspring of Jennifer and Wellesley Bolt; his adorable parents. Bolt has two beautiful siblings; Sherine and Sadiki.
His parents own a local grocery warehouse in the countryside, and Bolt exhausted most of his time playing football and cricket in his neighborhood with his siblings. When he was much younger, he was an ardent lover of sporting activities.
Bolt attended Waldensia primary school where he showcased his sprinting ability. At age twelve, he had become the fastest sprinter in his secondary school.
Arriving at William Knibb Memorial High School, Bolt began to concentrate on other sporting activities, but he was encouraged by his cricket coach to focus on track and field events. This was because his coach noticed his swiftness on the playing field. Usain Bolt was further persuaded by Dwayne Jarrett and Pablo McNeil to concentrate his zest on enhancing his sprinting capabilities.
While in high school, in the year 2001; he clinched his foremost medal in the 200 meters race. McNeil later became Usain Bolt’s primary coach and the duo enjoyed a favorable coalition. However, McNeil was exasperated because of Bolt’s lack of commitment to training and his fondness for jokes; he hardly took things seriously.
Usain Bolt’s Sprint Career
Usain Bolt became a professional athlete in 2004 under the supervision of Fitz Coleman. He started with the CARIFTA games which took place in Bermuda. Bolt became recognized as the foremost junior sprinter to have run the 200 meters race under twenty seconds. He was among the Jamaican squad who took part in the 2004 Junior World Championship, even though he had a hamstring injury.
Bolt courageously took the bull by the horn by attending the 2004 Athens Olympics where he broke a new record. However, he got retarded by a leg injury and was removed in the first round of the 200 meters race with a regrettable time of 21.5 seconds. The year 2005 indicated a good beginning for Usain Bolt because he got a new coach named Glen Mills. Mills made Bolt change his attitude towards athletics. He began to train with Mills in order to get himself ready for the forthcoming athletics; collaborating with notable sprinters such as Dwain Chambers and Kim Collins.
The year actually started well, and by July he created another record. He further partook in the 2007 World Championship held in Osaka, Japan; attaining a silver medal. The silver medal relay team has Usain Bolt as one of its members, alongside Asafa Powell, Nester Carter, and Marvin Anderson in the 4 ×100 relay race.
Bolt earned himself the Jamaican Sportsman of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He was recognized as the Commander of the Order of Distinction, which automatically enables him to make use of the post-nominal letters
In the year 2015, Usain Bolt was honored by AIPS as the Male Artiste of the Year. BBC also conferred him with BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year. He was further recognized as Laureus Sportsman of the Year.
Usain Bolt’s Wife, Girlfriend
Usain Bolt has been in a relationship with Kasi Bennett, his longtime girlfriend for a number of years now. He described his Jamaican girlfriend as somebody very significant to him as he showers her so much love.
They later decided to make their affair known to the public. The two lovebirds have announced that they will soon tie the nuptial knot, as they are already engaged.
Net worth and Cars
Bolt became a household name too soon into his professional career and it was not long before the endorsements started trooping in. Now, he is stupendously rich and his net worth is estimated to be around $30 million dollars.
Being the ever playful person he was before fame overtook him, Bolt is a lover of the good things of life especially when it comes to the fancy cars. The comely athlete has several exotic cars such as a Ferrari 458, Ferrari F430, BMW M3, and Nisan GTR.
Usain Bolt has donated twice to the British community. He gave out autographed running spikes to Mathew Smith; a nine years old cancer patient whose leg was about to be amputated by April. Smith began to learn how to use a prosthetic limb, hoping that one day the limb will let him return to the soccer pitch and join the Brislington Juniors FC in Bristol, where he once played.
Bolt was able to get the information about Smith from his cousin Vinette Jones. He was heartbroken when he saw the condition of Smith because he knows what it means for someone to lose his leg. Bolt handed the signed spike to Smith’s family and took the next available flight from London to Jamaica.
The shoe was showcased on eBay, hoping it will rake in $1,300 in order to take care of his medical bills. The charitable works of Bolt are not only limited to Smith alone, he also stretched out his magnanimity to Mel Edward of Great Britain. This is one attribute of Bolt that pinpoints him out among several celebrities.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
You just have to see him to know that he is way above the average male height. Usain Bolt’s height is about 6 ft 4 inches, and he weighs 94kg which balances his height. His body measurements, starting from his chest is 46 inches, waist 34 inches, and biceps 16 inches.
Facts about Usain Bolt
- Bolt takes alcoholic drinks.
- When he was in high school, he was recognized as the fastest sprinter in 100-meter race category.
- He made his first debut on the world stage at the IAAF World Youth Championship held in 2001, in Hungary.
- Bolt is one of those fortunate athletes to have won the World Championship at junior, youth, and senior level.
- He is known to hold the record of the world’s fastest athlete in the 100-meter track and field event.