Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter and currently the fastest human in the world. He is the first person to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic timebecame mandatory.
Although his final race at the #London17 World Championship left fans disappointed, Bolt’s accomplishments cannot be easily forgotten.
We at Stargist.com bring you 7 times he has broken world records.
1. Reebok Grand Prix: 100 Metres
The 6ft 5in Jamaican, unsurprisingly nicknamed Lightning Bolt in the Caribbean, clocked 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix in the Icahn Stadium on Randalls Island to wipe 0.02sec off the mark set only eight months ago by his compatriot, Asafa Powell.
2. 2008 Olympic Games: 100meters
The men’s 100 metres sprint event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 15 and 16 August at the Beijing National Stadium.
The final was won by Jamaican Usain Bolt in a world record time of 9.69 seconds.
3. 2008 Olympic Games: 200meters
Usain Bolt achieved the seemingly impossible and broken Michael Johnson’s ‘unbreakable’ 200m world record with a sensational 19.30 secs to win the Olympic gold medal and destroy the field.
4. 2009 World Championships: 100 Metres
The men’s 100 meters at the 2009 World Championships held on August 16th, 2009. The two main contenders were the reigning World Champion Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt, the reigning Olympic champion and world record holder.
He finished in a world record-breaking time of 9.58 seconds, beating Gay by some distance, even though the American had run 9.71 seconds, which was the third fastest time ever
5. 2009 World Championships: 200 Metres
Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt claimed yet another world record when he recorded a stunning victory in the 200m final at the World Championships.
Bolt set a time of 19.19 seconds to demolish the previous record of 19.30.
6. 2011 World Championships: 4 x 100 Metres
The Men’s 4 × 100 meters relay event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics held on the 4th of September. Together with Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt took the anchor leg and bettered the World Record set by Jamaica to finish in a time of 37.04.
7. 2012 Olympic Games
The Jamaican national team, led by Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt, won the gold medal and broke their own world record of 37.04 set at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, with a time of 36.84