Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was dubbed “the fastest man alive” after winning three gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Game in Beijing, China, and becoming the first man in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter races in record times. Bolt also won three Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, along the way notching an Olympic record time of9.63 second in the 100 meters, making him the first man in history to set three world records in Olympic competition. He made history again at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio with gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter races and 4*100 meter relay the wins gave him a triple three gold over three consecutive Olympic though he later was tripped of one of the relay golds because of a teammate’s doping violation.

Top Speed:-

At the Berlin 2009 world Championship, Bolt set a world record time of 9.58 second for the 100m race, notching a top speed of 27.8 miles per hour 44.72 kilometers per hour between meters 60 and 80 with an average speed of 23.5 mph.

Childhood and Early Successes:-

Bolt was born on August 21, 1986, in Jamaica. Both a standout cricket player and a sprinter early on Bolt’s natural speed was noticed by coaches at school, and he began to focus solely on sprinting under the tutelage of Pablo McNeli, a former Olympic sprint athlete. As early as age 14, Bolt was wowing fans with his lightning speed, and he won his first high school championship medal in 2001, taking the silver in the 200-meter race. At the age if 15 Bolt took his first shot at success on the world stage at the 2002 world junior championships in Kingston, Jamaica, where he won the 200 meter dash, making him the youngest world- junior gold medalist ever. Bolt’s feats impressed the sports world, and he received the International Association of Athletics Foundation’s Rising Star Award That year.

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