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No. 9

World Fastest Man Alive

Usain St. Leo Bolt is the world
record and Olympic record
holder in the 100 metres, the
200 metres and (along with his
teammates) the 4×100 metres
relay. He is the reigning Olympic
champion in these three events,
and is one of only seven athletes
(along withValerie Adams,
Veronica Campbell-Brown,
Jacques Freitag, Yelena
Isinbayeva, Jana Pittman, Dani
Samuels) to win world
championships at the youth,
junior, and senior level of an
athletic event.

Bolt won a 200 m gold medal at
the2002 World Junior
Championships, making him the
competition's youngest-ever gold
medalist at the time (since
surpassed byJacko Gill). In 2004,
at the CARIFTA Games, he
became the first junior sprinter
to run the 200 m in less than 20
seconds with a time of 19.93 s,breaking the previous world
junior record held by Roy Martin
by two-tenths of a second. He
turned professional in 2004, and
although he competed at the
2004 Summer Olympics, he
missed most of the next two
seasons due to injuries. In 2007,
he broke Don Quarrie's 200 m
Jamaican record with a run of
19.75 s.

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