Excelled as a cricket bowler before finding his way into track & field.
Won the 200 meters at the World Juniors in 2002 at the age of 15, becoming the youngest-ever gold medalist in the competition.
Became the first junior (under-20) to run a sub-20-second 200 meters (19.93), at the 2004 CARIFTA Games in Bermuda.
Turned down scholarship offers from at least 10 U.S. colleges, citing the large number of Jamaican sprinters to "burn out" on the busy American college circuit.
Set his first world record in the 100 meters (9.72 seconds) at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York City in May 2008.
Shattered world and Olympic records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay (with Jamaican teammates) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Repeated his triple-gold-medal feat at the 2012 London Olympics.
Honored by Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding with the Order of Jamaica, as well as a major highway in Bolt's name (the same highway on which he infamously crashed his BMW in 2009).
Started the Usain Bolt Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to the welfare of children, in 2010.
Opened a sports bar and restaurant called Tracks & Records in his native Jamaica in 2011.
With his three golds at the 2015 World Championships, Bolt became the most decorated World Championship athlete.
Won gold in the 100m and 200m at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, becoming the first man to win gold in those races three times in a row, and completed his triple-triple with a gold as part of the 4x100m relay.
In 2017, was stripped of his gold medal from the 2008 4x100m relay after teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.
Jennifer Bolt — Mother
Saddiki Bolt — Brother
Wellesley Bolt — Father
Sherine Bolt — Sister
Attended Kingston University of Technology, Kingston, Jamaica