Happy birthday Usain Bolt: Here are his unbreakable records
The world of athletics has seen a number of prolific athletes rule the sport for a number of years. However, the greatest legend to ever play the sport has to be the one and only Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Meanwhile, he holds a number of incredible world records. Thus, on his 33rd birthday, we take look at some of his unbreakable records.
World record in 100-meter race
The list begins with the most iconic record held by him on track. Bolt holds a unique world record of 9.58 seconds on the track in the 100-meter race, which he clocked during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. Since then, no one has even come close to the mark, while USA's Christian Coleman clocked 9.79 in 2018, which is quite far from Bolt.
Triple consecutive Olympic golds
When it comes to medals for Bolt, gold is the only color for him. From 2008 to 2016, Bolt had won Olympic gold in 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. Meanwhile, his 2008 4x100m relay gold was scrapped due to his partner, Nesta Carter, failing the dope test. Nonetheless, he is still the only one to win three consecutive Olympic golds in 100m and 200m.
Most golds in track and field sports
Speaking on golds, he also holds the record of winning the most golds in the track and field sport. He has won 23 golds to date, with 11 of them coming in the World Championships. Of the 23, he has won most of his golds in the 200m race. Meanwhile, World Relays is the only event where he has not won a gold medal.
The most defining IAAF World Athlete of the Year
Having scripted several unbreakable world records, Bolt was recognized as IAAF World Athlete of the Year on six occasions, which is the most by any athlete. The only athlete next to him is Morocco's Hicham El Guerrouj, who won it thrice.
An unofficial 100m record
While Bolt has already set a number of unbreakable records, there is still another one which is unofficial, but a unique one. In 2009, during the BUPA Great City Games in Manchester, Bolt ran a 150m race, where he was clocked running between 50m-100m at a lightning time of 8.70 seconds. With 9.58 itself an unbreakable record, this would certainly live on forever.