Usain Bolt is considered to be the fastest athlete of all times. The sprinter from Jamaica holds the world records for the 100 metres and 200 metres, while he also holds with his Jamaican teammates the world record 4×100 metres relay.
In this article you will find 8 interesting facts about Usain Bolt.
- Usain Bolt’s middle name is St Leo
The middle name of the current world champion and Olympic champion is St Leo, which is quite an unusual middle name in Jamaica.
- Bolt thinks he is the greatest athlete to live
Usain Bolt thinks he is the greatest athlete to live. The Jamaican made the comment to CBS News after claiming the 200 metres gold medal during the 2012 Olympics in London: “It’s what I came here to do. I’m now a legend. I’m also the greatest athlete to live. I’ve got nothing left to prove.”
- Usain Bolt turned down scholarships from American colleges
The Jamaican athlete was offered various scholarships from colleges in the United States in America. Bolt turned down all offers and decided to stay in his home country and train at Kingston’s University of Technology.
- Usain Bolt’s Yam Power
Yam is the reason why his son is running so fast, Bolt Senior told the press. Yam is a vegetable grown in the north-western area of Jamaica. People from that area believe Yam has medicinal powers.
- Usain Bolt wants to play for Manchester United
Usain Bolt is a big soccer fan and it is his ambition to do a tryout with the Premier League club after retiring from running.
- Usain Bolt is a big fan of Christiano Ronaldo
Usain Bolt is a big fan of Real Madrid’s Christiano Ronaldo and had offered him advice to run faster. Ronaldo was pleased with the advice and is a big fan of Bolt.
- Bolt! Mobile App
Just before the 2012 Olympic Games, Usain Bolt released a mobile app called ‘Bolt!’ Soon it became popular in various countries, including Jamaica and the United Kingdom.
- Usain Bolt is a gamer
Usain Bolt is a fanatic gamer. His favorite game is Call of Duty: Black Ops, which he plays regularly online.