Usain Bolt wins Sports Personality of the year

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt has won a lifetime achievement award from BBC Sports as Personality of the year. The Jamaican athlete would be crowned the winner of the Lifetime Achievement award on 21st December 2022 at MediaCity UK in Salford.

Usain Bolt been the fastest sprinter in history has won many awards including eight (8) Olympic gold medals. Before his retirement as an athlete in August 2017, he emerged the first at the Olympic 100m and 200m in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Speaking on BBC Sports Usain Bolt said “I’m living proof that if you work hard, you can get anything you want. One thing my dad taught me was if you want something, work hard for it. He showed me by working hard to provide for me, my mum and my sister, so when he told me, I believed it. Just be focused and work towards it.”

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Usain Bolt first record set was his 100m sprint which took off at the World Championships, 2009 in Berlin. After recording 9.58 seconds for him 100m sprint, he set his second record during his 200m run. Currently he is still holder of the 200m world record with 19.19 seconds.

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Usain Bolt before becoming the world best had his first medals been silvers during the 200m and 4x100m in Osaka, 2007. This urged him to train more and stay focused on his goal.

According to Usain Bolt “Everything happens for a reason. I could have gone to Daegu and won and then false-started at the Olympics. It reminded me to stick to what I knew. It kept me focused and kept me going.”

Usain Bolt during his final games at Rio won a ‘triple’ of the Olympic gold medals but lost his 4x100m title. This was a result of his teammate Nesta testing positive for a band substance.

During the World Championships in London, 2017 Usain Bolt place 3rd in the men’s 100m.

Usain Bolt looking at his career as an athlete after winning bronze said “I feel accomplished. I accomplished all I wanted to in my sport. It is a great feeling to know that with the determination and sacrifice that I put in I could accomplish what I wanted to. I try to motivate people by telling them to believe in themselves.”

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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