Usain St. Leo Bolt or simply Usain Bolt, is Jamaican sprinter who won three Olympic gold medals. He is the world record holder for the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4×100 meters relay, making him the first person who won these three events in 2008 Beijing Olympics. It was also in Beijing Olympics where he broke the record set in 1984 by Carl Lewis. Because of Bolt’s achievements, he is called the “‘Lightning Bolt” and is regarded as the Fastest Man in the World.
Bolt was born on August 21, 1986 in the town of Trelawny, Jamaica. During his early years, Bolt was interested in playing football and cricket. He attended William Knibb High School where he received the award as the fastest runner in 100 meters. Athletes Pablo McNeil and Dwayne Barrett guided him to hone his athletic skills. In 2001, during the annual high school championships, Bolt won his first silver medal in the 200 meters run.
Through the years, Bolt joined and won several other competitions such as: silver medal during the 2001 CARIFTA Games, gold medal and two silver medals in 2002 World Junior Championships held in Kingston and gold medal during the 2003 World Youth Championships.
He started his professional career in 2004 when he started training with Fitz Coleman. He joined the CARIFTA Games that was held in Bermuda and broke the world record set by Roy Martin. In 2005 and 2006, Bolt made it to the world top five rankings. In 2006, he trained under his new coach Glen Mills and in 2008 Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt won three gold medals and set new world records.