A-Z of Usain Bolt

Asafa Powell:

Usain Bolt‘s countryman held the world record in the 100 metres before he did, while Powell has also worked with him to set records in the relay.


In the German capital, Bolt set his world record times of 9.58 seconds in the 100 metres and 19.19 seconds in the 200 metres.


Although it looked like he might miss the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, he ultimately showed up and competed in and won the 4 × 100 metres relay.


The South Korean city is the site of his major disappointment, when he was disqualified for a false start.


So often the three-time Olympic champion makes it look easy and sometimes slows down as he reaches the finish line.


Although he loves running, Bolt also loves football and is one of Manchester United’s most famous fans.


Tyson Gay has been another of the Jamaican’s main rivals and is the second fastest 100 metre runner in history with 9.69 seconds.


His first major international competition was the 2001 World Youth Championships in Hungary.


These islands are almost as adored by Bolt as his native Jamaican ones and he regularly relaxes here.


His mother Jennifer has been by his side – whenever she could keep up with him – and is the most influential person in Bolt’s life.

Knibb Memorial High School:

This is where the sprinter went to school and he certainly hasn’t forgotten it after donating 1.14 million euros for sports equipment last year.


Bolt has changed the face of athletics and he will go down in history as a legend.

Mills, Glenn:

Glenn Mills was Bolt’s athletics trainer when the sprinter was younger, before stepping down as his coach in 2009.


Bolt claimed that his diet in the 2008 Olympics consisted mostly of chicken nuggets.


Although Bolt set his 100 metres world record at the World Athletics Championships, he will forever be defined by his Olympic successes.


Bolt and Puma go together and have done so for several years, with his latest sponsorship contract making him the best paid athlete in the world.


Don Quarrie was one of the first great Jamaican sprinters and was an idol for Bolt.


Eventually the 29-year-old will have to hang up his Puma boots and could do so after the World Athletics Championships in London next year.


If the man had to be summed up in one word, it would be speed.


This is the area of Jamaica where the world’s fastest man was born.


Although most commonly known as Usain, his full name is Usain St. Leo Bolt, which he uses on Twitter.


All he does is win, and he has countless medals to prove it.

Wohlfart Muller:

Bayern Munich’s doctor Wohlfart Muller also treated Bolt when he was injured.


Will Usain Bolt ever be the ex-world record holder?

Yohan Blake:

Blake has always been a tough opponent for Bolt and joined forces with him for the 4 x 100 metres world record that Jamaica set in London.


Although he had the slowest start among his competitors in a 100 metres race in Zurich in 2008, the Jamaican still won in 9.83 seconds – similar to his race on Sunday evening.


Originally Published on Marca

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