Usain Bolt- Former Athlete (In a Nutshell)
- Usain Bolt was born in Jamaica on August 21st, 1986.
- He was an athlete that predominantly ran 100 metres, but even tried to play football.
- The decision to retire was made by him in 2017.
- “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.”- Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt- Former Athlete (Nitty Gritty)
- “Track and field was very big when I was growing up.”- Usain Bolt
- “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete.”- Usain Bolt
- “In track years… track is not like other sports. You do have track athletes that stay in the sport until, like, 35, 36, but I think when you get to 28, it’s really difficult.”- Usain Bolt
- “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.”- Usain Bolt
- “It’s always a wake-up call to get beaten.”- Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt- Former Athlete (What set him apart)
- “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.”- Usain Bolt
- “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.”- Usain Bolt
- “When people come to a race, part of it is anticipation: ‘What is he going to do?’”
- “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.”- Usain Bolt
- “I don’t put myself under pressure.”- Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt- Former Athlete (Final Thoughts)
- “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.”- Usain Bolt
- “My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.”- Usain Bolt
- “I don’t know the history of my sport. I’m not like those people who know everything.”- Usain Bolt