Interesting Facts about Usain Bolt
General News | Jan-05-2021
Bolt, the boy of greengrocers in Jamaica’s rural Trelawny parish, exceeded a cricket fast bowler in his preteen years. He emerged deep passion for the ECU football (soccer) teams Real Madrid and Manchester United, but his school coaches drove him toward track and field. Bolt first marked himself as a track prodigy at the 2002 world junior championships. therein meet, racing before a crowd of 36,000 in Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston, Bolt—just 15 years old at the time—won gold within the 200 meters, becoming the youngest-ever male world junior champion in any event. At age 16 Bolt cut the junior (age 19 and under) 200-meter record to twenty .13 sec, and at 17 he ran the event in 19.93 sec, becoming the primary teenager to interrupt 20 seconds within the race. However, hampered by a hamstring injury, he did not advance beyond the 200-meter heats at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and placed last within the 2005 world track-and-field championships final.
At 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 meters), Bolt defied the traditional wisdom that very tall sprinters are disadvantaged as fast starters. In 2007 he appeared newly dedicated to his training and earned a silver within the 200 meters at the planet championships. He also convinced his coach to let him seek the 100 meters, and he ran 10.03 sec in his initial trained race at the space. Four weeks later in NY City, Bolt broke the planet record, running 9.72 sec to defeat world champion Tyson Gay.
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