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Usain Bolt is regarded across the whole world as a legend, the most prolific sprinter in the history of track events.
He was really interested in sports as a child with a particular penchant for soccer and cricket but was told to consider athletics being the fastest sprinter in his school by the age of 12.
At 15 years, he became the youngest ever gold medalist at the 2002 World Junior Championship and 4 gold medals at the CARIFTA Games in 2003.
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The man nicknamed “Lightning Bolt” is a 4-time Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
He has 8 Olympic gold medals including the gold medals for the 100m and 200m events at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He is also an 11-time world champion, making him the IAAF’s competition most successful athlete ever.
Usain is straight as he and Kari Bennett have been enjoying their romance since 2014. He has also been linked with a number of women in the past such as Rebeckah Passley in 2011, April Jackson in 2013 and Mizicann Evans whom he dated for 7 years from 2004.
He is one of the 2 sons of Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt with Sadiki as his brother. He has a sister by the name of Sherine.
Usain is a practicing Catholic. He is always seen wearing a sacramental medal and making the sign of the cross right before and after a race. Also, his middle name is Saint Leo.
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As an entrepreneur, he founded the scooter manufacturing company, Bolt Mobility.
After his retirement from athletics in 2017, he had a brief soccer career in the Australian A-league.
He is addressed as “The Honourable Usain Bolt” in his country after being conferred with the Order of Jamaica title in 2009. At 23, he is the youngest ever to receive such an honor.