Usain Bolt Wins Gold in Olympics Final

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Usain Bolt from Jamaica proved to the world that he’s the fastest man in this planet when he grabbed the 2012 London Games gold medal in the men’s 100-meter race.

Bolt set a new Olympic record time of 9.63 and retained his title from the 2008 Beijing Games where he had announced that he would double- up his performance in 2012.  The other winners were Yohan Blake (Jamaica) at 9.75 and Justin Gatlin (US) at 9.79.  Bolt  is now the first sprinter to defend the 100-meter title in the Olympics since Carl Lewis.

Interesting facts about Usain Bolt

  • Born in Jamaica on August 21, 1986
  • Fastest runner over the 100-meter distance in his school by the age of 12
  • Youngest gold medallist in the World Junior Championships at the age of 15
  • Turned professional  in Bermuda CARIFTA Games  at the age of 18
  • Won 1st place in the 100m; 200m; 4x100m relay in Beijing Olympics at the age of 22
  • Won 1st place in the 100m  in London Olympics at the age of 26
  • Loves music and dancing
  • Described as entertaining, relaxed and laid-back
  • Known for his signature “To Di World” pose

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