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Usain Bolt

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Birthday
21, 1986
Birthplace
Sherwood Content, Jamaica
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1986 (age 33)
Birthplace
Sherwood Content, Jamaica

About

Record-breaking sprinter who earned the nickname "Lightning Bolt" and became the first man to win gold in the 100 meter event at three separate Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. In total, he's earned nine career Olympic gold medals in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 4x100 meter relay events. 

Before Fame

His high school cricket coach urged him to pursue a career in track and field.

Trivia

He became the first athlete to be named IAAF World Athlete of the Year five times, earning the distinction in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Family Life

He grew up in small town Trelawny, Jamaica with his parents Wellesley and Jennifer, as well as his brother and sister, Sadiki and Sherine.

Associated With

He beat out American sprinter Michael Johnson's world record in the 200 meter event.