The honorable Usain St. Leo Bolt , a Jamaican athlete born on August 21, 1986 is also known as the running machine all over the world. St. Leo is his complicated and interesting middle name. He is known as the fastest man on this earth. He is a world record holder in may of the sprinting events. This 6 ft 5 inch and 96 kg Jamaican star is awarded as the IAAF World Athlete Of The Year, also the Track Athlete Of The Year. He was also awarded three times as Laureus Sportsman Of The Year. He is considered as one of the most marketable athlete of the year as he is the man who is paid unexpectedly. He is also considered as one of the biggest names in the world of athletics and sport whether on field or off field. The success journey of Usain Bolt started at the age of 15 when he took the World 2002 Junior Kingston championship in Jamaica by winning the 200 meter dash. This very first achievement made him the youngest ever to won the junior gold medal. These are just the small facts about Usain Bolt . Some of the facts of Usain Bolt that some of you may be unaware of are:
1. Nickname as Lightning Bolt
Some of the Bolt’s fans are completely unaware regarding other names of their star. Usain Bolt because of the fastest ever man on the planet is also called by as his nickname, Lightning Bolt. This nickname to Bolt was given during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
2. His own mobile application
Usain Bolt is so much popular that he has his own mobile application on his name ie Bolt. Bolt made a deal with a company regarding this app and RockLive is that luckily company to have an app deal with Bolt. This mobile app is a gaming app completely describing Usain Bolt. This app is mostly liked app in his home town ie Jamaica and also considered as a number two free app in United States Of America. This Bolt app consist of a cartoon based Usain Bolt collecting the gold tokens from the pirates. He can safely jump from the problems and the danger. After completing each level, he is given the Gatorade icons which increases the sprinting energy which further makes Bolt runs faster and traps the pirates set out. As the speed increases, he obtains an RPG which can be considered as a weapon to play this game. This app is one of the most interesting and popular app and involves a good time pass while sitting alone. This fact can’t be denied as these are not the views of any single person, rather more than three million people are giving positive view regarding this application.
3. His First Sport was Cricket
One can be surprised after hearing the fact about Usain Bolt regarding change of play of game from an athlete to a cricketer. Yes , its true. Bolt dream sport was Cricket before he was a sprinter. Bolt considers the little master Sachin Tendulkar , the non stoppable Chris Gayle and the specialized ever fast bowler Waqar Younis as his admirer. In cricket , Bolt was specialized and considered as a fast bowler . Once during a charity match for Cricket , he made Chris Gayle bowled out and also made the ball off the ground with huge sixes. After recognizing a fast bowler , his cricket coach advised and encouraged him to have the track field a serious look for his star career. And then after a few year the advice turns Bolt into Lightening Bolt with the tag of world’s fastest running machine. Besides Cricket , he has also a keen interest in football also and he even managed as the special guest of Manchester United at London Champions League final in 2011.
4. Ran 100 m Final with his shoes untied
In Beijing Olympic 2008 , Usain Bolt was known not only for the world record of fastest athlete ever after completing the 100 m race in just 9.83 sec but also he was then known as the 2008 Beijing Olympic 100 m race winner with his shoes untied.
5. A Lot Of Worldwide Firsts and Records
Usain Bolt has contributed to himself a lot of world wide record . Usain Bolt is well known for making records and then breaking his own records by setting a new record. Usain Bolt is the only athlete who hold the record of winning the 100 m race and 200 m race simultaneously and also he set a record for consecutive win in 200 m at successive Olympics with gold medal for his country. Also he is the only young athlete who run a sub-20 second 200 m race. If we talk about his world records and medals then a huge list will come out. Some of those medals contributed through Olympic 2008 in Beijing with a win in 100 m , 200 m and 4X100 m relay race. In 2008 Olympics it was at the same time Michael Phelps ruling on Pool events and Bolt in the sprinting event. Then comes Olympic 2012 in London , again the same record of win in 100 m , 200 m and 4X100 m relay race. He also won the silver medal in 2006 Athens World Cup. Apart from Olympics , his other contributions are from World championship , World Athletics Final, CAC championship, World Junior Championship , World Youth Championship and many others .
6. Ate Chicken Nuggets before his win at Beijing Olympic
In general , all athletes cares and maintains their health before their next match. Every athlete likes to have some healthy meal which is full of protein. But if it comes to Usain Bolt then the best unknown fact is that he won the 100 m men’s final in Olympic 2008 in Beijing and before this world record win he took only chicken nuggets because he was afraid of any other meal in China.
7. Wants to play for Manchester United
It is very apt that Bolt wants to play a charity match for Manchester United . Bolt asked for a trial to Ferguson. He said to the world and wrote that “If Alex Ferguson called me up and said: ‘OK let’s do this, come and have a trial,’ it would be impossible for me to say no. I would not take up the challenge if I didn’t think I was good enough. I am a very accomplished player and know I could make a difference.” Because of this difference the people surprised initially and said that Bolt was joking but Bolt was damn serious for this chance and he has a long time ambition to play for Manchester.
8. His Victory Stance is famous
The famous “To Di World” pose made by Usain bolt is much famous all over world. He made such pose after winning any match . This ” To Di World” pose is also known as Bolting. This pose made by Bolt appears as leaning backward and pointing the index finger towards the sky with left arm stretched out for the victory and the right arm cocked . This pose was introduced during the Beijing Olympics 2008. Bolt introduced this pose to the world after his win in the 100 m race in Beijing Olympics 2008 after setting the world record of 9.69 sec. This pose also reached the London Olympics 2012 after his win in 100 meter and 200 meter finals. This victory stance of Bolt is now copied by each and every person and also there are a lot of articles and images of this “Bolting ” pose.
9. Earns $20 million
Usain Bolt is the highest paid athlete ie more than 20 million dollar per year in the whole world. These 20 million dollar contributes to his prize money , his appearance fee , his game fee , his bonuses from the government of his country, his endorsements , his deals with the promotion company mainly through puma ( puma shoes) and a small amount also contributes from some other stuffs or resource like his other endorsement deals with Visa, Nissan Motors, Virgin media , Gatorade, Hublot and soul electronics. Initially Puma and Digicel signed a short deal with Bolt after his arrival in Beijing Olympics. He is ranked on 63 position among the world highest paid athletes.
10. His own Headphone Lines
Usain Bolt is fully passioned for music. Usain Bolt has now agreed for the team up setting with the company named SOUL electronics which results into the arrival of two new headphones by his name. Apart from the vision of headphone lines , Usain Bolt also owned a restaurant in Jamaica and also he has his own clothing line also. The Director of Soul Electronics feels that this fastest man on the planet is best and the ideal man as the brand ambassador for his company.