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.
Let's take a look at 10 interesting facts about "World's Fastest Man" Usain Bolt:
1. His born and grew up
Usain Bolt was born on 21 August 1986, in Trelawny, Jamaica, and grew up with his parents, Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt, his brother Sadiki, and his sister Sherine.
2. His famous Victory pose
His signature pose is seen after every win on the race track. That pose seen as a dedication to his millions of fans who backs him to win.
3. Broke record wearing untied shoes
In the 2008 Beijing Olympic, Bolt won the 100 m final within a ground breaking record of 9.69 seconds. He did this while his shoelace opened during his historic run. By completing 100 meter in 9.58 seconds in Berlin 2009, he holds the world record in the Track and Field event.
4. Cricket was his first sports choice
During his childhood, he spent most of his time on the streets playing cricket. Cricket was Bolt’s first choice and he wanted to be a fast bowler.
5. Wants to play for Manchester United
Bolt has been a long time Manchester United fan and had said many times that he wishes to play for Man Utd after he retires from athletics.
6. Numerous Worldwide Firsts and other Records
He is the first athlete to have won both the 100 m race and 200 m race simultaneously. Also the first athlete to win 6 gold medals in sprinting.
7. Ate Chicken Nuggets before winning the Beijing Olympic
Usain Bolt secret behind winning the 2008 Beijing Olympic 100 m men’s final was chicken nuggets and yams. That’s surely unhealthy but it worked for him for sure.
8. His own Apple app
Launched in 2012, for the users of Apple iOS phones, the ‘Bolt!’ Game application quickly became the No. 1 application in Jamaica.
9. Earns $23 million per year
Bolt garners all these wealth through endorsements deals (with Puma, Virgin Media, Nissan Motors, Visa, Hublt etc etc), prize money, government bonuses among other things. He gives plenty of to charity as well.
10. His own Headphone Line, clothing line and restaurant
Bolt along with Soul Electronics has launched two types of Bolt edition ‘Run-Free’ in-ear headphones. These apart, Bolt owns a restaurant named ‘Tracks and Records’ in Jamaica.