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Claim to Fame
World Records, Gold Medals 100m and 200m Beijing 2008
Usain St. Leo Bolt OJ CD (; born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter. Widely regarded as the fastest person ever, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. Along with his teammates, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and an eight-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100 m and 200 m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012), and topped this through the first "double triple" (including 4×100 m relays).
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Usain Bolt (born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter. He is the reigning Olympic champion over 100 metres and 200 metres, the first man to achieve this since Carl Lewis in 1984. He also holds both world and Olympic 100 metres records with a time of 9.69 seconds and world and Olympic records over 200m (19.30 sec). Bolt is also the world junior record holder in the 200 metres (19.93 seconds). His name and achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname "Lightning Bolt".
As a child, Bolt first became interested in sport through cricket but his speed meant his coaches urged him to focus on track and field instead. By 2001 Bolt had won silver medals in high school and regional competitions in the 200 and 400 metres sprints. He made his first impact on the world stage at the 2002 World Junior Championships, winning gold in the 200 metres and an additional two silver medals as part of Jamaica`s relay team. This made him the youngest gold medallist in the history of the competition. Bolt gained more medals in the 200 metres in 2003 with record breaking performances in both the World Youth Championships and the Jamaican High School Championships.
He became the first junior sprinter to run the 200 metres in under 20 seconds, breaking Roy Martin`s world junior record by two tenths of a second with 19.93 seconds in 2004. Injuries caused him to miss much of the 2004 and 2005 track and field seasons. The 2006 Grand Prix in Lausanne saw a return to form with a new personal best of 19.88 seconds. Bolt gained a silver and three bronze medals in international competitions that year. Bolt improved in the 2007 season, beating Don Quarrie`s 200 metres national record with a run of 19.75 seconds and winning gold in his 100 metres debut with 10.03 metres. He won silver at the 2007 Osaka World Championships, second to track rival Tyson Gay.
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William Knibb Memorial High School
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Usain St. Leo Bolt
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