Saturday, 3 March 2012

Usain Bolt recieves Honorary Doctor of Laws from UWI

Usain Bolt - Famous Jamaican 100m Track Sprinter And New World Record Holder

Usain Bolt running 100m in 9.72 sec. Wow! I thought man has run fastest enough so I guess I was wrong. With that time Jamaica track athlete Usain Bolt the now famous Olympic sprinter is definitely the best 100m sprinter. Maybe man could someday run faster that makes them fly. With the new world record this upcoming Beijing Olympic would be an interesting one indeed. I would definitely looking forward for it.

image source : Usain Bolt Photo Gallery Slideshow

There are three potential 100m winner now. Usain Bolt,Tyson Gay and the previous world record holder Asafa Powell. It would be great if it would come down to photo finish. And perhaps Usain Bolt could achieve the double 100m and 200m. The last person to achieve that feat is the great Carl Lewis.

Well you know what. Usain Bolt has broken the 100m world record with a time 9.69 sec. Congratulation Usain Bolt, the new Olympic track and field star. After seeing him winning the 100m with ease it looks like the 200m world record could be in trouble. Who knows it will be the race of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. You can check out below for Jamaican track star Usain Bolt Olympic pictures, track and field sprinting videos, biography and latest news on his running career.

LATEST : New 200m World Record : 19.19s
Jamaican Usain Bolt broke his own 200m world record at the 2009 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin

New 100m World Record : 9.58s
Jamaican Usain Bolt broke his own 100m world record at the 2009 12th IAAF World Championships in Berlin

The Hon. Usain St. Leo Bolt is now ‘Doctor,’  of Laws that is. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws at graduations ceremony at UWI Mona on Friday .

Hon. Usain Bolt poses with from l-r: Professor Gordon Shirley Principal at UWI Mona, Dr. Erna Brodber who received her Doctor of Letters at the ceremony, Chancellor of UWI Sir George Alleyne and  E. Nigel Harris Vice Chancellor of UWI.

Usain and Sir George Alleyne
Here is what the school’s website said about Usain:
The Hon. Usain Bolt is an outstanding Jamaican sprinter known for his amazing performance in men’s athletics. He won three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m events and set new world records at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and at the 2009 World Championships. Among his many accolades is his induction into the society of the Order of Jamaica (OJ) (2009), by the Government of Jamaica, for outstanding distinction in the field of Sports; and in 2008, he also received the National Honour, the Order of Distinction in the rank of Commander for outstanding service to Jamaica. In 2009, Bolt was also conferred with the diplomatic title ‘Ambassador-at-Large’.
Internationally, Bolt was voted the International Association of Athletics Federation’s (IAAF) Male Athlete of the Year (2009, 2008); and, was one of two Jamaicans named for the 2009 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) Champion for Sports Award.


Usain with Jamaica’s leader of the opposition Hon. Portia Simpson Miller and Racers Club coachGlen Mills

Usain St. Leo Bolt born 21 August 1986), is a Jamaican sprinter and a three-time World and Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and (along with his teammates) the 4 x 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events.
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