Eleven times World Champion, six times Olympic Champion, three times Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and triple world record holder, Usain Bolt is considered as the fastest man alive on the earth. Besides his speed, Bolt has many more things worth knowing. Here are some of the interesting facts about this Jamaican speedster:
1. Bolt loves Cricket
Usain Bolt is a big fan of Cricket since his childhood. In an interview, he revealed that he used to play Cricket along-with his brother on the streets of Jamaica.
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2. Fastest Run
By completing 100 meter in 9.58 seconds in Berlin 2009, he holds the world record in the Track and Field event.
3. Bolt and his jokes
This sturdy Jamaican is also famous for cracking jokes and once he was detained by the police for his practical jokes and even his primary coach, McNeil sometimes got frustrated by his penchant jokes.
4. All weather Champion
He is one of only nine athletes to win World Championships at the Youth, Junior and Senior level.
5. Highest Paid athlete
In the Track and Field, Bolt is considered as the highest paid athlete ever.
6. Bolt’s Headphones
In collaboration with the Soul Electronics, Bolt has launched two types of Bolt edition in-ear headphones- Run Free.
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7. Bolt’s Clothing Line
Bolt has a clothing line on his name- Puma Bolt Collection.
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8. Bolt App
In 2012, Bolt’s own Apple app- The Bolt was launched and now it is available on the Google app store also.
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9. Lightning Bolt
A lightning storm passed over the sky in New York during his record breaking stunt and hence media nicknamed him- Lightning Bolt.
10. Big fan of football
Usain Bolt is a big fan of football and in an interview expressed about his desire to play for the Manchester United.
11. The To Die World pose
Also known as Bolting, Usain Bolt’s signature pose 1st appeared during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In a personal interview, Usain Bolt revealed that he would retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.