Some Lesser Known Facts About Usain Bolt
- Does Usain Bolt smoke?: Not Known
- Does Usain Bolt drink alcohol?: Yes
- In his childhood, he loved to play Cricket & Football in the streets of Jamaica with his brother.
- In his school he was the fastest runner in the 100 meter race.
- His primary coach, McNeil, was sometimes get frustrated by his penchant jokes.
- At the 2001 IAAF World Youth Championships in Hungary, he made his 1st appearance on the world stage.
- Bolt is one of only 9 athletes to win World Championships at the youth, junior & senior level.
- He holds the world record for the fastest athlete in the 100 meter (in 9.58 seconds) Track and Field event.
- He is an 11-time World Champion.
- In the Track and Field, he is considered as the highest paid athlete ever.
- He has been rewarded with a number of honors & awards including Track and Field Athlete of the Year, World Athlete of the Year and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (3 times).
- He has collaborated with the Soul Electronics and has launched 2-types of Bolt edition in-ear headphones- Run-Free.
- During his record breaking stunt in New York, a lightning storm was passed over the sky and hence, media nicknamed him- Lightning Bolt.
- Bolt’s first sports choice was Cricket.
- He is a big fan of Football game and has desired to play for the Manchester United.
- He made his signature pose known as- Bolting, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- In an interview, Bolt said that he would retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.
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