Every once in a while, there comes an athlete who changes the whole perception of the sport and forces viewers to rethink. Mohammad Ali was such for Boxing, Don Bradman for cricket, Lionel Messi for football, Michael Jordan for Basketball and Usain Bolt for sprinting.
The Jamaican Sprinter is widely considered the greatest of all time when it comes to 100m sprints. Bolt dominated the sport that is considered the king of all events in World athletic events.
Running 100 meters under 10 seconds was earlier thought to be physically and psychologically impossible for a human being. It was thought to be such a challenge that scientists came up with the term “10-second barrier” and claimed it was humanly impossible to achieve this feat.
Carl Lewis was the first sprinter to achieve this feat but it was Usain Bolt who made a mockery of something that was considered once humanly impossible. The 36 years old did not just shatter the 100m sprint record but broke the 10-second barrier 49 times.
Today, the greatest sprinter of all time, Usain Bolt celebrates his 36th birthday.
Bolt has multiple records to his name, the biggest of which is sprinting 100m in just 9.58 seconds at the Berlin World Athletics Championships. He went on to break the barriers on 48 more occasions throughout his career.
His medal cabinet would probably be spilling out with medals such has been Bolt’s dominance in the sport. Additionally, Bolt has been the only 30 fastest sprint record holder to never be banned for drugs. In the top 30, he holds nine records.
His dominance brought a hoard of medals for the Jamaican including eight Gold medals at the Olympics and 11 at the World Championship.
Twitter was understandably amazed and happy for Usain Bolt to celebrate his 36th birthday. Let’s look at the best reactions to Usain Bolt’s birthday.
Usain Bolt ??
He wasn’t just the fastest man on earth. He was also the one of the most charismatic athletes on earth. pic.twitter.com/mddXANTZv2
— Power To The People (@PowerOurPeople_) August 20, 2022
Be thankful that you watched Usain Bolt in your lifetime. Not via YouTube compilations or highlight reels. No.
You were there when the world stood still for 10-20 seconds to watch a real life superhero take flight. ??????????pic.twitter.com/f3QOi0trhD
— Moses Rudende (@rudende) August 20, 2022
? Happy Birthday, Usain Bolt??????
— UEFA.com DE (@UEFAcom_de) August 21, 2022
Bolt is the first athlete to win four World Championship titles in the 200 m and is one of the most successful in the 100 m with three titles?
23 Gold medals?
5 Silver medals?
1 Bronze medal ?
Running the show since 2009???? pic.twitter.com/YVffctEJDA
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) August 21, 2022
Easy is not a option..
No days off..
Talent you have Naturally..
Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.
— Wayne Chen (@wcchen) August 21, 2022
Usain Bolt. Greatest of all times pic.twitter.com/r9hspYJ8KP
— MR. TWAHA ?? (@mr_twaha1) August 21, 2022
Four rounds and he still managed to run 19.19seconds. There will never be another Usain Bolt! https://t.co/NfVdxwkcAR
— Kemal Forde ?? (@kemal_e_forde) August 20, 2022
21 August 1986. Sprinting legend, Usain Bolt, was born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica, He was the first man to win 100-200 metres double at 3 successive Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016. He was the biggest sporting superstar since Ali. pic.twitter.com/aRUzDqpRFi
— Prof. Frank McDonough (@FXMC1957) August 21, 2022
What is investment ? Usain Bolt won 8 gold medals in 3 Olympics, and he only ran for less than 115 seconds on the track, earning $119 million dollars. That’s economy of effort.But for those 2 minutes, he trained for 20 years. That’s investment.Think long term,Patience pays.! pic.twitter.com/1b711CKQNa
— SherZaman (@Sherzaman88) August 19, 2022
Fast. Faster. Usain Bolt.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 20, 2022