At a glance

21 Aug 1986 Sherwood Content, Jamaica
Lightning Bolt
196 cm / 95 kg 6'5'' / 209 pounds
Male

Usain Bolt first came to international attention when he won the 200 metres at the 2002 World Junior Championships, adding the World Youth title at 200 metres in 2003. He competed at the 2004 Olympics in that event but failed to get out of the early rounds. In 2007 Bolt won a silver medal in the 200 at the World Championships, presaging his 2008 breakout year. On 31 May 2008 at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, Bolt broke the 100 metre world record by recording 9.72, setting him up as a favorite for the sprint event at the...

Usain in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
8
medals
Gold medal:8 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Rio de Janeiro
    Rio de Janeiro 2016
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • London
    London 2012
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    London
    London 2012
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Beijing
    Beijing 2008
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      100 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      200 metres
    • AC
      Athletics
      4 x 100 metres Relay
  • Athens
    Athens 2004
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Athens
    Athens 2004
    • 5 h4 r1/4
      Athletics
      200 metres