Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record.
Usain Bolt aka "Lightning Bolt", Jamaican sprinter regarded as the fastest person EVER. He is the first man to win 6 Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a 5-time World champion. He was the first to achieve a "double double" by winning 100m and 200m titles at consecutive Olympics (2008 and 2012).
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The most exciting athlete in all of track and field, Usain Bolt literally set the gold standard in his breathtaking 2008 performance in Beijing. The Jamaican joined American Carl Lewis as the only athlete to win three golds in sprinting races with victories in the 100, 200 and 4 x 100 relay, but became the first athlete to set world records in winning each event.