Usain Bolt Biography

Usain Bolt

Quick Facts About Usain Bolt

Celebrated Name Usain Bolt
Age 34 Years
Nick Name Usain Bolt
Birth Name Usain Bolt
Birth Date 1986-08-21
Gender Male
Profession Retired Sprinter
Birth Nation Jamaica
Nationality Jamaican
Place Of Birth Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica
Primary School Waldensia Primary
High School William Knibb Memorial High School
Father Wellesley Bolt
Mother Jennifer Bolt
Siblings 2: Sadkiki and Sherina
University University Of Technology
Current City Kingston, Jamaica
Height 1.95 m
Weight 94 Kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Chest Size 104 cm
Arms/Biceps 39 cm
Waist Size 84 cm
Marital Status Unmarried
Net Worth $90 Million
Best Known For Being the fastest running man ever
Awards IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times)
Partner Kasi Bennett
Children 3
Links Wikipedia Instagram

A Jamaican retired sprinter and world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 × 100 meters relay is famed as Usain St Leo Bolt. Due to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. He won the 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games. His awards include the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times). He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which made him the first person to hold both records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He is an eleven-time World Champion and he has won consecutive World Championship 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 meters relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100 m false start in 2011. He is the most successful male athlete of the World Championships. In July 2019, Bolt made his debut as a dancehall music producer with the release of the Olympe Rosé riddim that featured 5 tracks from Jamaican dancehall artistes: Dexta Daps "Big Moves", Munga Honorable "Weekend", Christopher Martin "Dweet", Ding Dong "Top A Di Top" and football player turned artist Ricardo "Bibi" Gardner "Mount A Gyal". In early January 2021, Bolt released a single titled Living The Dream with his childhood friend and manager Nugent 'NJ' Walker. He made a cameo appearance in the opening sketch of the 13 October 2012 broadcast of Saturday Night Live, hosted by Christina Applegate. In late October 2020, Bolt starred in the pilot episode of the cartoon SCRAM! produced by KidSuper and Puma as a taxi driver.

Usain Bolt and partner welcome newborn twins Thunder and Saint Leo

Former sprinter, 34, and his partner, Kasi Bennett, announce news of twin boys in Father’s Day Instagram post. The Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has become a father to twin boys, Thunder Bolt and Saint Leo Bolt. Bolt, 34, and his partner, Kasi Bennett, announced the news in a Father’s Day Instagram post, with a lightning bolt emoji next to each of their three children’s names. The couple has a daughter, Olympia Lightning, aged one. While Thunder Bolt is a clear play on words, Saint Leo is the middle name of the Jamaican athlete considered the greatest sprinter of all time. The choice of the children’s names took social media by storm. “Listen, when your name is Bolt and you’re the fastest man alive, the universe is telling you to do all the cool things with the baby names,” wrote one Twitter user. An 11-time world champion, Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships in London, where he suffered a hamstring injury in the final race of his career.

Famous for

  • Being the fastest running man ever.
  • Being considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.
  • Being a world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 × 100 meters relay.

Usain Bolt, Jamaican retired sprinter

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What is the Ethnicity of Usain Bolt?

On 21st August 1986, Usain was born. His birthplace is Sherwood Content, Trelawny, Jamaica. He holds Jamaican nationality. His real name is Usain St. Leo Bolt. Currently, he is 34 years old as of 2020. His birth sign is Leo. He is the son of Wellesley Bolt (father) and Jennifer Bolt (mother). His parents used to run a local grocery store in a rural area. He has 2 siblings named Sadiki and Sherina. His ethnicity is African-Jamaican and his race is black. He follows the Christianity religion. 

Usain Bolt went to Waldensian Primary. He then studied at William Knibb Memorial High School. He is graduated from the University Of Technology.

How was the Career of Usain Bolt?

  • Usain started his career in his first Caribbean regional event where he clocked a personal best time of 48.28 s in the 400 meters in the 2001 CARIFTA Games, winning a silver medal.
  • He made his first appearance on the world stage at the 2001 IAAF World Youth Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.
  • He is one of only nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior-level of an athletic event.
  • The 2002 World Junior Championships were held in front of a home crowd in Kingston, Jamaica where he won the 200 m in a time of 20.61 s, which was 0.03 s slower than his personal best of 20.58 s, which he set in the 1st round and also received the IAAF Rising Star Award for 2002.
  • He competed in his final Jamaican High School Championships in 2003.
  • He was awarded the IAAF Rising Star Award for the 2003 season on the strength of his junior record-equalling run.
  • He turned professional in 2004 beginning with the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda.
  • He became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 m in under twenty seconds, taking the world junior record outright with a time of 19.93 s.
  • He built on this achievement at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan, winning a silver medal.
  • On 31st May 2008, he set a new 100m world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in the Icahn Stadium in New York City.
  • At the end of the 2008 athletics season, he competed in the AF Golden League.
  • He started the season 2009 competing in the 400 meters in order to improve his speed, winning two races and registering 45.54 s in Kingston, and windy conditions gave him his first sub-10 seconds finish of the season in the 100 m in March.
  • He went undefeated over 100 m and 200 m in the 2011 season.
  • He began the 2012 season with a leading 100 m time of 9.82 seconds in May.
  • He ended his season with wins on the 2012 IAAF Diamond League.
  • In the year 2013, he took 100 m wins on the 2013 IAAF Diamond League.
  • An injury to Bolt's hamstring in March 2014 caused him to miss nine weeks of training.
  • In August 2014, he set the indoor 100 m world record in Warsaw with a time of 9.98 seconds.
  • At the starting of the year 2015, he announced that he intended to make the 2017 World Championships in Athletics his last major competition before retirement.
  • Due to his injuries at the start of the 2015 season, he did not compete after the World Championships, skipping the 2015 IAAF Diamond League final.
  • At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won the 100 meters gold medal with a time of 9.81 seconds.
  • At the 2017 World Athletics Championships, he won his heat uncomfortably after a slow start in 10.07, in his semi-final he improved to 9.98 but was beaten by Christian Coleman by 0.01 and won 100m race.
  • Bolt later participated as the anchor runner for Jamaica's 4×100-metre relay team in both the heats and the final. Jamaica won their heat comfortably in 37.95 seconds.
  • He pulled up in agony with 50 meters to go and collapsed to the track after what was later confirmed to be a hamstring injury. He refused a wheelchair and crossed the finish line one last time with the assistance of his teammates Omar McLeod, Julian Forte, and Yohan Blake.
  • Following his 2017 season, Bolt had a statue of him unveiled in his honor at the National Stadium in Kingston on 3 December 2017. The statue shows him in his signature "lightning bolt" pose.

Usain Bolt is a greatest sprinter of all time

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Awards, Achievements, and titles

  • 40 yd: 4.22 (Atlanta, 2019)
  • 100 m: 9.58 WR (Berlin 2009)
  • 150 m straight: 14.35 WB (Manchester 2009) 
  • 200 m: 19.19 WR (Berlin 2009) 
  • 300 m: 30.97 NR (Ostrava 2010) 
  • 400 m: 45.28 (Kingston 2007) 
  • 800 m: 2:07h (Kingston 2016)
  • IAAF World Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
  • Track & Field Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2009
  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017
  • BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2012
  • L'Équipe Champion of Champions: 2008, 2009, 2012, 2015
  • Jamaica Sportsman of the year: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • AIPS Male Athlete of the Year: 2015
  • Marca Leyenda 
  • In October 2008, he was made a Commander of the Order of Distinction, which entitles him to use the post-nominal letters CD. 
  • In 2009, at age 23, Usain Bolt became the youngest member so far of the Order of Jamaica. The award was "for outstanding performance in the field of athletics at the international level". In the Jamaican honors system, this is considered the equivalent of a knighthood in the British honors system and entitles him to be formally styled "The Honourable", and to use the post-nominal letters OJ. 

Who is Usain Bolt Girlfriend?

Usain Bolt is not married yet but he is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend, Kasi Bennett. He started dating Kasi Bennett in 2014. The couple welcomes newborn twin sons named Thunder and Saint Leo as of June 2021. Bolt, 34, announced the news on Instagram on Father's Day, with a lightning bolt emoji next to each of his children's names. He posted a photo of him and partner Kasi Bennett, with their twin boys and one-year-old daughter Olympia Lightning. Bennett also posted a photo with the babies, saying Bolt was "the rock of this family and the greatest daddy to our little ones". Olympia Lightning was born in May 2020, and her name was announced publicly two months later. The family is living a happy life as of today. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. Currently, he is residing in Kingston, Jamaica.

Usain Bolt Family

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Back then, he was in a relationship with Mizicann Evans (2004-2011), Taneish Simpson (2010), Rebeckah Passley (2011), Lubica Kucerova (2011-2012), Megan Edwards (2012), April Jackson (2013). 

What is the Net Worth of Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. The net worth of Usain Bolt is estimated to have $90 Million as of 2021. He is a Jamaican sprinter who is widely considered the fastest human on the planet. He can be one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, especially during the Olympics years. He earns around $20 million per year, most of which comes from endorsements. Out of $20 million in earnings, $9 million comes from Puma alone for him to wear their brand of shoes. He has appeared in TV commercials for SportsCenter (2012), etc. In 2012, Bolt was also seen in print ads and commercials for Soul Electronics SL 300 series headphones. In 2002, he signed an endorsement deal with Puma. He endorsed Optus (Australian Telecommunication Company) in 2016. Bolt has also endorsed watchmaker Hublot and Digicel. He has been sponsored by Gatorade (energy drink). He owns a number of Ferraris including an F430, 458, and a California. He owns a BMW M3 and previously totaled a BMW back in 2009. He owns a highly customized Jeep Wrangler, an Audi SUV, several Nissan GT-Rs, and a Chevy Camaro. He is a co-founder of a Miami-based electric vehicle company called Bolt Mobility. The company operates 5,000 scooters in several US cities and Paris, France. As of March 2020, the company raised $30 million in venture capital funding. His salary is around $1 Million from on-track. He is living a luxurious lifestyle.

How tall is Usain Bolt?

Usain Bolt stands tall at the perfect height of 1.95 m and he has a balanced weight of 94 Kg. His hair color is Black and his eye color is Dark Brown. He has a chest of 104 cm and arms of 39 cm and a waist of 84 cm. His body type is athletic. His shoe size is 13 US. He maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercise. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming smile. 

Did You Know?

  • He won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games.
  • At the 2016 Rio Olympics, he won the 100 metres gold medal with a time of 9.81 seconds.
  • In the year 2013, he took 100 m wins on the 2013 IAAF Diamond League.
  • Usain became his school’s fastest runner in 100 meters race by the age he turned 12.
  • In 2010, Usain Bolt’s autobiography “My Story: 9.58: Being the World’s Fastest Man” was released.
  • Bolt supports Manchester United and even wanted to play for them after retiring. But, he changed his mind later.