Usain “Lightning” Bolt is Awarded a Dubai Star21 Jan 2020
Born and raised in Sherwood Content, Jamaica, Usain Bolt revealed that he has always been an avid athlete. The record-breaking sportsman first found his calling when his cricket coach insisted he sign up for track and field, after taking note of Bolt's impressive speed. Former Olympian Pablo McNeil began to coach Bolt when he was still a teenager and saw him through his first professional competitions; most notably, the 2002 World Junior Championships, where Bolt won the 200 metres and became the competition's youngest gold medallist. The prolific sprinter continued to break records and amass gold medals throughout the entirety of his career. Bolt has won eleven gold medals at the World Championships, eight gold medals at the Olympics and holds the world record for the 100 metres, 200 metres and 400 x 100 metres sprint relay. Usain Bolt announced his retirement in 2017, after an illustrious 13-year-long career.