Usain Bolt Biography

    Published On Feb 09, 2018
    Facts of Usain Bolt
    Date of Birth: 1986 , August-21
    Birth Nation: Jamaica
    Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
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    Usain Bolt, whose full name is Usain St Leo, was raised in his birthplace along with his brother, Sadiki and a sister Sherine. While he was a child, his parents were running a local grocery store in the rural area, where he spent his time playing cricket and football in the street together with his siblings and friends.

    Once he mentioned that "When I was young, I didn't really think about anything other than sports." During his early age, he joined Waldensia Primary, where he showed his sprint potential, during an annual national primary school meet. At the age of twelve, he became the school's fastest runner in the 100 meters distance.

    Usain St Leo is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who won the 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 m relay at three consecutive Olympic Games. He came into the limelight after his double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in world record times. He is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics.  

    Usain St Leo is also an eleven-time World Champion, who won consecutive World Championship 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 meters relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015. He is also regarded as the most successful athlete of the World Championships and he was the first athlete, who won three titles in both the 100 m and 200 m at the competition. 

    After his successful career as a sprinter, Usain St Leo was given a nickname "Lightning Bolt." He was awarded numerous awards including, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times). He retired from his professional career after the 2017 World Championships, when became third in his last solo 100m race.

    Usain St Leo holds the Jamaican nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. He was dating his girlfriend Kasi Bennet; his affair with Kasi was confirmed by People magazine in August 2016. In January 2017, he opened about his relationship and told that he is dating Kasi for almost three years. The couple isn't yet married and has no any child.

    Usain St Leo is a well-known sprinter, who earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. According to some report of Forbes magazine, his net worth is estimated to be $34.2 million. He is the 23rd highest-paid athlete in the world, who has got numerous sponsors including Mumm, XM, Kinder, Advil, and Sprint. He collects $10 million every year from Puma. 

    In 2017, there were rumors that Bolt was leaving Puma and signing contract with Nike. Many took it to be a natural move for the player to associate himself with the brand that has previously signed Michael Jordan, one of the richest athletes in the world as well as with LeBron James, and Tiger Woods.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Born in Jamaica

    1986

    Usain Bolt was born in Sherwood Content, a small town in Jamaica, as the son of Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt. Currently, he is 32-year-old and his birth sign is Leo. 

    Won the 100m relay race

    2008

    Bolt set a new 100m world record at the Reebok Grand Prix in the Icahn Stadium in New York City; where he ran 9.72s with a tailwind of 1.7 m/s and became a world popular sprinter. 

     

    Began dating Kasi Bennet

    2017

    Usain bolt began dating his girlfriend Kasi Bennet; however, has kept most of his personal information safely. As the couple is together and looks happy they might get married soon.

    Total Net worth

    2018

    Usain St Leo is a well-known sprinter, who earns a huge amount of money from his professional career. As of 2018, his net worth is estimated to be $34.2 million. 

    Signed a contract with Nike

    2017

    In 2017, there were rumors that Bolt was leaving Puma and signing contract with Nike. Many took it to be a natural move for the player to associate himself with the brand that has previously signed Michael Jordan.