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`Sprint King` Bolt scoops record sixth IAAF Athlete of Year award

`Sprint King` Bolt scoops record sixth IAAF Athlete of Year award

Monaco [France], Dec. 3 : Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is set to retire after the World Championships in London next year, has been named the IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year, thereby lifting the coveted prize for a record sixth time.

The 30-year-old, who won the award five times between 2008 and 2013, was announced as the winner at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016 at the Sporting Monte Carlo here last evening.

Usain recently created an unprecedented record, a triple treble by bagging gold in 100 metres, 200m and 4x100m relay for the third successive Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

The Sprint King, who also won gold in all three relays in Beijing 2008 and London Olympics 2012, bid farewell to Olympics with nine sprints Gold medals to his name.

Prince Harry asks Usain Bolt if he works out!

Prince-Harry-Usain-BoltMelbourne, July 30 : Prince Harry recently asked Usain Bolt if he works out, when they met during a tour of the athletes' village in Glasgow, along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

During the encounter Captain Harry Wales cheekily asked the 'World's fastest' runner whether he worked out after Bolt asked him the same exact question, News. com. au reported.

Harry replied bolt that he didn't work out and then even asked the same question from his brother Prince William .

Bolt says will run 4x100m relay heats at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Usain BoltLondon, July 27 - Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has said that he would run in the heats of the 4x100 metre relay at the Commonwealth Games going on at Glasgow.

Bolt is yet to run competitively this season and has never before competed in Commonwealth Games, but the sprint legend ended weeks of doubt about his plans after flying into host city Glasgow on Saturday.

Bolt said that he would be running in the heats, adding that he needs the runs really and he needs to get it going, The BBC reported.

The relay heats would get under way at Hampden Park on Friday, August 1.

Don’t worry over late start: Bolt

Usain-BoltKingston (Jamaica), May 6 : Sprint sensation Usain Bolt is seeking to allay the fears of his fans who may be worried over his late start to the 2014 track and field season.

Bolt is yet to make his debut for the season with a quarter of the year already elapsed, reports CMC.

"There is never anything to worry about," Bolt said in an interview with the Jamaica Observer.

"For me, I take my time throughout my seasons and you know the season is never perfect -- niggles here, niggles there, but the coach will decide when I start and hopefully I'll start very soon."

Bolt wins at Cayman Islands track meet

Usain-BoltKingston, May 9 : Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt won the 100 metres in an invitational track meet in the Cayman Islands.

Bolt secured the victory in 10.09 seconds after edging teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole in a photo finish Wednesday.

Bailey-Cole, who finished with the same time, is one of Bolt's training partners. Antiguan Daniel Bailey finished third in 10.23, Xinhua reports.

In the women's events, American Carmelita Jeter became the first to finish in under 11 seconds in the 100 metres, winning with a time of 10.95. (IANS)

Bolt narrowly misses 150m record

Bolt narrowly misses 150m recordRio De Janeiro, April 1 : Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt narrowly missed breaking his own world record by powering to victory in a 150m exhibition event here at the Copacabana beach.

The six-time Olympic gold-medallist Sunday posted a time of 14.42 seconds, 0.07 slower than the mark he set in Manchester in 2009, reports Xinhua.

Brazilian qualifier Bruno Lins finished second in 14.9 seconds, followed by Ecuador's Alex Quinones and Daniel Bailey of Antigua and Barbuda.

Bolt 'focused' on Rio 150m sprint

Usain-BoltRio de Janeiro, March 30 : Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has vowed to push himself to the limit during Sunday's 150m exhibition event on Rio's Copabacana beach.

The 26-year-old surprised passers-by Friday when he trained on the famed stretch of sand and conversed with local fans, reports Xinhua.

"I don't run 150m often but I am going to give my all," Bolt said of the race, which will be staged on a temporary track that has been custom-built on the beach.

"I hope everything goes well and that I am able to perform as planned. It's all about keeping my focus and staying calm."

Bolt to run 100 metres in Rome

Usain-BoltRome, March 19 : Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will run the 100 metres at Rome's Golden Gala in June, organisers announced Tuesday.

The six-time Olympic champion will race June 6 in the opening European meet of this year's Diamond League.

Bolt has also committed to run the 200m in Oslo, Norway, June 13; the 4x100m relay in the Czech city of Ostrava June 27; and the 200m again in Paris July 6, as part of his preparations for the World Championships.

The world championships will take place Aug 10-18 in Moscow.(IANS)

Bolt, Blake not confirmed for Jamaica invitational

Usain-Bolt-Yohan-BlakeKingston (Jamaica), March 9 : Officials here say they are unable to confirm at this time if two of the country's most celebrated athletes - Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake - would be available for the Jamaica invitational scheduled for May 4.

Bolt and Blake have confirmed their participation in overseas events close to the date of the Jamaica invitational, triggering speculation that they could miss the meet, reports CMC.

The event, now an IAAF World Challenge classified meet, has grown in stature, attracting some of the biggest names in international track and field.

NBA: Bolt's east side goes under in celebrity clash

usain-boltHouston, Feb 19 : Jamaica's multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt pulled off a two-handed dunk and became the biggest track-and-field star to play basketball in prime time at the weekend.

Bolt rubbed shoulders with a list of celebrities and was a star attraction during 29 minutes on court in a celebrity basketball match, a precursor to the NBA all-star game.

Bolt hit one of five shots, missed both of his free throws and totalled just two points in his time on court as his east team was thrashed 38-58 by the western team.

Bolt will only talk to Fergie about football future if he dines with him in Nandos

/Usain-BoltLondon, Jan 16 : Champion sprinter Usain Bolt has revealed how he snubbed Sir Alex Ferguson's offer to talk about his football future in some fancy restaurant since he prefers dining at Nandos.

Bolt reiterated his desire to play for United but is focusing his efforts on the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, the Sun reports.

After his Olympic victory last year Bolt begged Ferguson for a trial and the Old Trafford chief suggested he play in a charity friendly.

Bolt said Ferguson wants him to play and told him to talk about it over dinner next time he was there in London.

Usain Bolt likely for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Usain BoltPort of Spain, Nov 28 : Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, is likely to participate in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi said here Saturday.

Kalmadi said at a media conference here that Bolt is scheduled to attend the Games and would be a top star at the event.

Bolt, a Jamaican, won three gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.(IANS)

Bolt edges Powell to win in Zurich

Usain BoltZurich  - Usain Bolt beat fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell to win the 100 metres at the Golden League meeting in Zurich Friday in 9.81 seconds.

The world and Olympic champion, who set a world record 9.58 seconds 12 days earlier in Berlin, appeared to ease up as he crossed the line.

Bolt and Powell were neck-and-neck over 70 metres but Bolt powered ahead over the last 30 metres, leaving Powell - who had equalled a then-world record of 9.77 in Zurich three years - second on 9.89.  (dpa)

Triple world record holder Bolt sets his eyes on long jump

Triple world record holder Bolt sets his eyes on long jumpBerlin (Germany), Aug 24 : Following his world record breaking efforts, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has expressed a desire to set records in long jump to acquire the legend status.

“I tell my coach I''d love to try the long jump before I retire. Definitely. Hopefully, I can do this before I retire because I think I''d be very good,” The Guardian quoted Bolt, as saying.

Diack: Bolt is global sports star; lack of sensitivity over Semenya

Diack: Bolt is global sports star; lack of sensitivity over SemenyaBerlin - Usain Bolt has established himself as a global sports icon while the case of Caster Semenya could have been treated with more sensitivity, world athletics supremo Lamine Diack said on Sunday.

Speaking on the closing day of the Berlin championships, the IAAF president Diack said that the sport had been as successful as at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where Jamaica's Bolt had burst onto the scene.

Bolt wants British actor Statham to play him in movie

Bolt wants British actor Statham to play him in movieLondon, Aug 23 : Jamaican sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has said that he wants British actor Jason Statham to play him in a movie of his life.

“I can never remember his name, but he has been in The Transporter and The Italian Job,” The Daily Star quoted Bolt, as saying.

Snubbing black actors Will Smith and Anthony Mackie, the sprinter said that the lesser-known Statham was his ideal screen double, as he admired his work in The Italian Job and The Transporter.

Bolt clone emerges in Jamaica

Bolt clone emerges in JamaicaJamaica (West Indies), Aug. 23 : Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt may have set the race tracks around the world on fire with his record breaking feats, the latest being three golds at the World Championships in Berlin, Germany, but there is a replica in the making back home.

The Jamaican Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA) has zeroed in on 13-year-old Shawn Salmon, who also hails from Bolt’s hometown Trelawny.

According to the Sunday Express, Samon possesses the same steely determination and muscular build that top sprinters need.

Jamaican sprint supremacy by walkover as US flop again

Jamaican sprint supremacy by walkover asBerlin  - Usain Bolt failed to get another world record but Jamaica cemented its world domination in the sprint with a crushing 5-1 victory over its United States rivals.

Twelve months after a 5-0 whitewash at the Olympics the Jamaicans were unstoppable again while the Americans were left to lick their wounds after another 4x100m relay meltdown.

The women's and men's teams went out in the heats just like in Beijing, leaving athletes and officials reeling.

Bolt completes treble; but Wlodarczyk gets world record

Usain BoltBerlin  - Usain Bolt reached another athletics milestone on Saturday but a Polish hammer thrower stole the world record from him.

Bolt became the first man to claim sprint trebles at Olympics and world championships when he helped Jamaica win the 4x100 metres relay.

He then accepted the blame that the winning time was only the second best in race history, saying "I am really tired."

Instead, Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk got the 100,000 dollar world record bonus for a hammer throw of 77.96m.

Bolt gets worlds treble but no world record

Usain BoltBerlin  - There was no world record for the first time but Usain Bolt reached another athletics milestone when he completed a second big event title treble as part of Jamaica's world champion 4x100 metres relay team on Saturday.

Steve Mullings, Michael Frater, Bolt and Asafa Powell claimed the gold in 37.31 seconds, missing the mark of 37.10 seconds Bolt and company set exactly 12 months ago at the Beijing Olympics.

Trinidad and Tobago came second with 37.62 and Britain was third with 38.02 seconds. The US relay was disqualified in the heats.

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