Tallinn German Gymnasium. Eliis Jankovski, 10 c. Usain Bolt – A famous sportsman. Presentatation. Tallinn 2009. Presenting: Usain Bolt.
Eliis Jankovski, 10 c
Usain Bolt – A famous sportsman
Born: August 21, 1986Montego Bay, Jamaica Residence: Kingston, JamaicaHt: / Wt: 6\'4" / 198 lbs Olympics: 2004, 2008Event(s): 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay
- Nicknamed "Lightning Bolt”.- Signed his first professional contract at age 17.- Has been running since age 10.- Bolt became the first man to win all three events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984.
Usain Bolt has taken Beijing by storm at the 2008 Olympics. - First, he blew away the field in the 100m on Aug. 16, lowering his own world record to 9.69 seconds. - Then he broke Michael Johnson\'s 12-year-old record in the process. - Finally, Bolt ran the third leg of Jamaica\'s 4x100m relay, handing off to Asafa Powell, who brought it home for an easy gold.
- Bolt already owned the world record in the 100m coming into Beijing, despite little experience at that distance. - On May 31, Bolt ran his way into history when he shattered the world record, running 9.72 seconds to win the event at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York. - Making the record even more remarkable is the fact that it came in only his fourth race at the distance in major international competition.
- In the final 20 metres of the race on 16 August, Bolt extended his arms and thumped his chest in celebration, slowing himself a little.-A team of physicists have calculated an answeron how quickly he would have run.- The Jamaican gold medallist could have slashed his time from 9.69 seconds to 9.55 seconds.