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.

Berlin:

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.

Commonwealth:

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.

Daegu:

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

Ease:

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

Football:

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

Gay:

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.

Hungary:

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

Ibiza:

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

Jennifer:

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.

Legend:

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.

Nuggets:

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

Olympics:

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

Puma:

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.

Quarrie:

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

Retirement:

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.

Speed:

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

Trewlany:

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

Usain:

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

Victory:

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.

X:

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.

Zurich:

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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