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Usain Bolt          

First Man in Olympic History to Win Both the 100m & 200m Races in World Record Times

Usain St. Leo Bolt is a Jamaican former sprinter. He is a world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 × 100 meters relay. Owing to his achievements and dominance in sprint competition, he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.

As early as age 14, young Bolt was opening eyes with his lightning speed from regional championships in western Jamaica to national meets set in Kingston to meets in the wider Caribbean.

An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016). In addition he won two 4 × 100 relay gold medals. He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which made him the first person to hold both records since fully automatic time became mandatory.

An eleven-time World Champion, he won consecutive World Championship 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 metres relay gold medals from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100 m false start in 2011. He is the most successful athlete of the World Championships. Bolt is the first athlete to win four World Championship titles in the 200 m and is the joint-most successful in the 100 m with three titles.

Bolt improved upon his second 100 m world record of 9.69 with 9.58 seconds in 2009 – the biggest improvement since the start of electronic timing. He has twice broken the 200 metres world record, setting 19.30 in 2008 and 19.19 in 2009. He has helped Jamaica to three 4 × 100 metres relay world records, with the current record being 36.84 seconds set in 2012. Bolt's most successful event is the 200 m, with three Olympic and four World titles. The 2008 Olympics was his international debut over 100 m; he had earlier won numerous 200 m medals (including 2007 World Championship silver) and holds the world under-20 and world under-18 records for the event.

His achievements as a sprinter have earned him the media nickname "Lightning Bolt", and his awards include the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year, BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year (three times) and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times). Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships, when he finished third in his last solo 100 m race, opted out of the 200 m, and pulled up in the 4×100 m relay final.

A biographical film based on the athletic life of Bolt to win three Olympic gold medals, titled I Am Bolt, was released on November 28, 2016 in United Kingdom.

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This week, Puma reupped its contract with Usain Bolt for an undisclosed sum, although the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph puts the terms of the new deal in the ...

Usain Bolt to retire after Rio Olympics - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: BRUSSELS (AP) — Usain Bolt plans to retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Usain Bolt wins men's 200 meters at worlds - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: MOSCOW (AP) — When Usain Bolt means business, he is still all alone out there.

Usain Bolt: The secret behind the world's fastest man - CNN.com

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Usain Bolt Announces He Won't Race Again in 2015: Latest ...

Usain Bolt's 2015 season is over. The Jamaican sprinter took to Facebook on Monday to announce he will withdraw from the Diamond League final in Brussels , ...

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Usain Bolt is an Australian telco's new brand ambassador

The year 2016 is an Olympic year, so Australian telecommunications company Optus has given a sporty boost to its ad campaigns.

On Wednesday, Optus announced athlete Usain Bolt had come on board as the new face of its brand. The sprinter takes over from comedian Ricky Gervais, whose ads for the company received decidedly mixed reviews.

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