Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt

He's the fastest human in the history of mankind and his last name is Bolt . . . you can't make this stuff up. Usain Bolt took the world by storm after winning gold in the 100m and 200m dashes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, breaking his own world record in the 100m. In 2009, Bolt set the current world records in the 100m (9.58s) and 200m (19.19s). He continued his success in the 2012 London Olympics by again winning the 100m and 200m dashes, giving him a total of 8 Olympic gold medals, including 4x100 relay golds in Beijing and London.

About Usain Bolt

Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. (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 4100 metres relay. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-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 4x100m relays). His 2009 record breaking margin for 100 m, from 9.69 seconds (his own previous world record) to 9.58, is the highest since the start of fully automatic time measurements.