Bolt by the Numbers

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  • August 21, 1986: Usain was born to Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt in Trelawny, Jamaica.

  • 1991: He was enrolled at Waldensia Primary School in Sherwood Content for his primary education.

  • 1998: Bolt later moved to the William Knibb Memorial High School he started playing sports such as cricket.

  • 2002: Bolt became the youngest World Junior Champion when he won the gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.

  • 2003: Bolt graduated from William Knibb High, which meant an end to his relationship with coach Dwight Barnett.

  • 2004: Usain participated in the CARIFTA Games, the World Junior Championships and the popular Athens Olympics.

  • 2005: Due to an injury, Bolt finished eighth in the 200-metre final at the World Championships in Athletics, held in Helsinki, Finland.

  • 2006: Usain missed what turned out to be a ‘Jamaican party’ at the Commonwealth Games in Australia when he suffered another hamstring injury.

  • 2007: Bolt ran 19.96 seconds in the 200 meters but was Tyson Gay’s exceptional 19.76 second feat in the World Championship in Japan.

  • 2008: Bolt revealed his humanitarian side to the world when he contributed US$50,000 to the victims of the 2008 Siachen earthquake.

  • 2009: The Government of Jamaica conferred Bolt with the National Honor, Order of Jamaica (OJ) and the diplomatic title ‘Ambassador-at-Large’, for his outstanding achievements in the field of Sports.

  • 2010: He signed what is believed to be the biggest sponsorship deal in the history of athletics with Puma.

  • 2011: He was conferred the honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree by the University of the West Indies (UWI) in November.

  • 2012: The Foundation donated US$25,000 to the Corporate Run as a part of a J$33 million fund-raiser for the Cardiac Surgery department.

  • 2013: Usain opens multi-purpose playing field in Sherwood Content.

  • 2014: In March, he underwent foot surgery and recovered to participate at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

  • 2015: Bolt announced that he intends to retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London.

  • 2016: Bolt won triple gold medal in men's 100m, 200m & 400m relay making him the oldest athlete to win 3 gold in one Olympic.

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