Usain Bolt of Jamaica sets a new world record competing in his men's 200m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 20, 2008.
- Birthdate: August 21, 1986
- Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
- Height: 6’5” (1.96 m)
- Age: 22 years
- Gender: Male
- Born July 21, 1986.
- Will come into his first Olympic appearance as the favorite in the 100 meters after stunningly breaking Asafa Powell's world record May 31, running a 9.72 to best Powell's 9.74 mark.
- Has received two International Association of Athletics Federations rising star awards.
- Ran the 200m dash in 19.75 seconds at the 2007 Jamaican Championships, breaking the 36-year-old national record held by 1970s and 80s Olympic star Dan Quarrie.
- Took silver at the 2007 World Championships in Japan, running the 200 in 19.91 seconds to finish behind the United States' Tyson Gay (19.76).
- In 2004, broke former U.S. star Lorenzo Daniel's world junior 200m record, finishing in 19.93 seconds to become the first junior to break the 20-second mark.
- At 15 years old, won a gold medal (200m) and two silvers (4x100- and 4x400m relays) at the 2002 World Junior Championships.
|08/20||Men's 200m Final||Gold19.30 (1st)|
|08/19||Men's 200m Semifinal||20.09 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/19||Men's 200m Semifinal - Heat 2||20.09 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/18||Men's 200m Round 2||20.29 (5th - Qualified)|
|08/18||Men's 200m Round 2 - Heat 1||20.29 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/17||Men's 200m Round 1||20.64 (17th - Qualified)|
|08/17||Men's 200m Round 1 - Heat 5||20.64 (2nd - Qualified)|
|08/16||Men's 100m Final||Gold9.69 (1st)|
|08/16||Men's 100m Semifinal||9.85 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/16||Men's 100m Semifinal - Heat 1||9.85 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/15||Men's 100m Round 2||9.92 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/15||Men's 100m Round 2 - Heat 4||9.92 (1st - Qualified)|
|08/14||Men's 100m Round 1||10.20 (5th - Qualified)|
|08/14||Men's 100m Round 1 - Heat 1||10.20 (1st - Qualified)|
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