Sports Life of Jamaica Boy
Worldwide games associations and their governanceBolt, the child of food merchants in Jamaica’s country Trelawny ward, exceeded expectations as a cricket quick bowler in his adolescent years. He built up a profound fondness for the European football (soccer) groups Real Madrid and Manchester United, however his school mentors controlled him toward olympic style events. Jolt previously stamped himself as a track wonder at the 2002 world junior titles. In that meet, dashing before a horde of 36,000 in Jamaica’s National Stadium in Kingston, Bolt—only 15 years of age at that point—won gold in the 200 meters, turning into the most youthful ever male world junior hero regardless. At age 16 Bolt cut the lesser (age 19 and under) 200-meter world record to 20.13 sec, and at 17 he ran the occasion in 19.93 sec, turning into the main youngster to break 20 seconds in the race. Be that as it may, hampered by a hamstring injury, he neglected to progress past the 200-meter warms at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, and put rearward in the 2005 world olympic style sports titles last.At 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 metres), Bolt defied the conventional wisdom that very tall sprinters are disadvantaged as fast starters. In 2007 he appeared newly dedicated to his training and earned a silver medal in the 200 metres at the world championships. He also persuaded his coach to let him try the 100 metres, and he ran 10.03 sec in his first professional race at the distance. On May 3, 2008, he lowered his best time to 9.76 sec, then the world’s second fastest mark. Four weeks later in New York City, Bolt broke the world record, running 9.72 sec to defeat world champion Tyson Gay.
At the 2008 Olympic Games, Bolt became the first man since American Carl Lewis in 1984 to win the 100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100-metre relay in a single Olympics and the first ever to set world records (9.69 sec, 19.30 sec, and 37.10 sec, respectively) in all three events. (However, a failed drug test by one of his 4 × 100 teammates led to Bolt’s having his gold medal in that event stripped.) His 0.66-sec winning margin in the 200-metre race was the largest in Olympic history, and his 0.20-sec edge over the second-place finisher in the 100 metres, despite beginning his victory celebration about 80 metres into the race, was the largest since Lewis won by the same margin. At the 2009 world championships, Bolt shattered his 100-metre record, winning the event final in 9.58 sec. Four days later he broke his own 200-metre record by the same 0.11-sec margin to win a second gold medal at the world championships Bolt was the heavy favourite in the sprint events heading into the 2011 world championships, but a false start disqualified him from the 100-metre final. Despite failing to medal in his signature race, Bolt recovered to capture golds in the 200 metres and the 4 × 100-metre relay, helping to set a new world record in the latter event. At the 2012 Olympics in London, Bolt defended his titles in the 100-metre and 200-metre events (setting an Olympic record in the former) to become the first person to win both races in consecutive Olympiads. In 2013 he won three gold medals at the world championships (100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100-metre relay).
At the 2015 world championships, Bolt again won gold medals in his three signature events (100 metres, 200 metres, and 4 × 100-metre relay), and his fourth career 200-metre gold extended his record for most wins in that race at the world championships. He cemented his role as the best sprinter in history at the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, where he captured golds in the 100-metre, 200-metre, and 4 × 100-metre relay events, becoming the first person to win golds in the two individual sprints in three straight Olympics. He retired from athletics after the 2017 world championships, where he won a bronze medal in the 100-metre sprint and finished in eighth place as a member of the 4 × 100-metre relay team after injuring a hamstring during the final.
Written By Prof. Jaswinder Singh Brar Sports Writer .The views expressed are personal. He can be reached on [email protected]
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