Bolt, Usain St. Leo

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Usain St. Leo Bolt, 1986–, Jamaican sprinter. Unusually tall (6 ft 5 in./1.96 m) for his sport, he won the gold medal for the 200-m sprint at the 2002 world junior championships and then broke the record he had set at the next two world juniors. Recovering from injury, he did poorly in the 2004 Olympics, but won silver in the 100-m and 200-m at the 2007 world championships and ran a record 100-m sprint in 2008. At the 2008 Olympics, Bolt won gold in all the events he entered, the 100-m and 200-m sprints and the 4 × 100-m relay; he repeated this feat at the 2012 games. He was the first Olympic athlete to set world records in all these events, and broke his 2008 100-m and 200-m records at the 2009 world championships. In the 2013 Moscow games, Bolt won gold in the 100-m, 200-m, and 4 × 100-m races, giving him a record cumulative total of eight golds and two silvers in the world track-and-field championships.