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.