Those who love to run and do sports might have known one of these following facts about Usain Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter also widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He made his first debut as a sprinter when he was really young. He had also thought that he could leave sport of his life. And finally, when he grew up, he got the first medal in 2001, taking the silver medal in the 200 meters with a time of 22.04 seconds. From that day, he began to learn how to run perfectly and made a record. To get to know more about him, below are the other facts about Usain Bolt you may be interested in.
Facts about Usain Bolt 1: Nickname
The nickname actually started during the run up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Before his first world record breaking run in New York City, there was a “lightning storm” leading the media to bestow Bolt with the aforementioned moniker.
Facts about Usain Bolt 2: Own Mobile App
Bolt partnered with a company, called RockLive, to make mobile gaming app centered all around him. It’s creatively named “Bolt!” It’s the number one app in Jamaica and the number two free app in the UK.
Facts about Usain Bolt 3: Manchester United
Bolt has stated that his dream post-Olympics career is to play for Manchester United. One of that team’s players, Rio Ferdinand, has offered to get Bolt a trial. Most people chuckle about this, but Bolt claims he’s dead serious.
Facts about Usain Bolt 4: Saint Lion
Bolt’s Middle Name is St. Leo. Usain Bolt’s full name is Usain St. Leo Bolt. St. Leo is kind of an unusual middle name, but still completely awesome. Seriously, with the last name Bolt and middle name St. Leo, which might as well be Saint Lion, no wonder he turned out incredible.
Facts about Usain Bolt 5: Worldwide “Firsts”
He was the first and only junior athlete to run a sub-20-second 200m. He was the first person to hold world records in the 100m and 200m simultaneously. He’s the first person to repeat gold medal victories in the 200m at successive Olympics.
Facts about Usain Bolt 6: Earning Money
Usain Bolt has made $20.3 million over the past year in prize money, bonuses, appearance fees, and endorsements. That amount made him the 63rd highest paid athlete in the world. Companies Usain Bolt has an endorsement deal with: Gatorade, Hublot, Virgin Media, Visa, Soul Electronics, Nissan Motors, and his biggest sponsor who has been with him the longest, Puma. He’s the highest-paid athlete in the history of track and field.
Facts about Usain Bolt 7: Chicken Nuggets
Running at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Usain Bolt set a world record for the 100m in the men’s final at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The morning before he broke the record, he only ate chicken nuggets because he was afraid to eat anything else in China.
Facts about Usain Bolt 8: Untied Shoes
That very same 100m race where he set the world record on a stomach full of chicken nuggets, he ran into a bad wind with his shoes untied the entire time. Not only he was competing against other runner/ sprinter, but also was competing with his untied shoes. People call him conceited, but it’s not conceited if you live up to it.
Facts about Usain Bolt 9: Own Headphone Line
He signed a deal with Soul Electronics to create his own headphone line. Pretty cool. He also has his own clothing line and his own restaurant that he owns and operated in Jamaica.
Facts about Usain Bolt 10: Victory Stance
His victory stance is basically the Tebowing of the Olympics. It even has its own name. It’s called the “To Di World” pose.
Those following facts about Usain Bold will definitely make you more admired about him. He made many records on many tracks and didn’t give up until he got the best. Anyway, hope you found these Usain Bolt facts really interesting and useful for your life.