This weekend was lit for Usain Bolt! This weekend, he celebrated his 30th birthday at a club in Rio de Janiero’s Barra da Tijuca neighborhood. Footage of the Jamaican sprinter dancing closely with a woman at the club immediately went viral. See the clip.
In addition to having a milestone birthday, Bolt certainly has lots to celebrate.
Regarded as the fastest human ever timed, he is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record in the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events.
A nine-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt won three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games, also known as the “triple-triple”, and has a 100% win record in finals. He gained worldwide popularity for his double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in world record times. Bolt was the first to win consecutive Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles (2008 and 2012). In 2016, he became the first track athlete in the modern Olympics to win three gold medals in an individual discipline, which he achieved in the 100 m and 200 m sprints.
Congrats to him!