Usain St Leo Bolt, was born in Sherwood content, Trelawny, Jamaica.
Bolt first came to the attention of the public when he ran in the 2002 World Junior Championships, in which he won the 200-meter event. In 2003 Bolt added the 200-meter world title to his collection.
Bolt also competed in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games but failed to make it out of qualifying. Fast forward four years and Usain Bolt became the star of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, winning three Olympic Gold medals. Usain’s first medal came in the 100 meter final, in which he broke the world record with a time of 9.69 seconds while also slowing down to celebrate. Bolt also managed to win another two Olympic Golds in Beijing in the 200-meter race and the 4x100m relay.
London 2012 was another successful game for Usain Bolt and Jamaica, Usain became the first track athlete to win three Olympic Gold medals at two consecutive games, winning both the sprint and relay events with the Jamaican team. In Rio 2016 Usain Bolt again defended his Olympic titles that he had won in his two previous Olympic games. Bolt plans to retire in 2017 after the World championships in London. His character on and off the track will be what fans remember most about him.
Alongside his running Usain has set up the ‘Usain Bolt foundation’, a charity that dedicates itself to helping children achieve their dreams through happiness. Encouraging children through sport and the happiness it brings.