Author: Afroglobal Television | Date: 19 November 2020
Usain St. Leo Bolt is one of the most naturally gifted athletes the world has ever seen. He created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, when he achieved the ‘Triple Triple’, three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, which made his name to be imprinted in the history books as the world’s fastest man. Before his 30th birthday, Usain completed the triple feat to cement his legacy as a legend.
In addition to his nine Olympic Game gold medals, Usain won eleven World T&F Championship titles. He currently holds world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m with times of 9.58 secs, 19.19 secs and 36.84 secs, respectively.
Usain holds the three fastest times ever run 9.58, 9.64 and 9.69. In 2008 in Beijing, he set a new 200m world record, taking 0.02 off Michael Johnson’s previous mark with a time of 9.30 secs. On the world’s all-time list, Usain holds five of the top ten times ever in the 200m. Usain is an ambassador for top global brands, including Puma, Hublot, Tracks & Records, Champion Shave and others.
The Usain Bolt Foundation is dedicated to creating opportunities through education and cultural development for a positive change. Usain receives the 2020 Global Impact Award from the Afroglobal Television Excellence Awards program.