USAIN BOLT

  • Usain Bolt wins 100m in Rio but unhappy with performance 1 week ago

    Usain Bolt cruised to victory in a sprint challenge on Sunday but the Jamaican world record holder declared himself unhappy with his performance in his first 100 metres of the season. Bolt pulled away from Ryan Bailey over the last 30 metres to finish in 10.12 seconds, 0.12 seconds clear of...
  • Injury free season priority for Usain Bolt April 18, 2015

    Usain Bolt declared himself virtually unbeatable on Friday but downplayed expectations for 2015, saying his main priority was staying injury free ahead of next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The Jamaican world record holder missed most of 2014 with injury and American rival Justin Gatlin went unbeaten in the sprints. But Bolt...
  • Usain Bolt still the favourite to win at World Championship: Michael Johnson April 14, 2015

    Shanghai: Four-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson on Tuesday backed multiple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt to defend his titles in 100m and 200m events at the World Championship, to be held in Beijing from August 22 to 30. "Bolt is still the favourite to win at the World Championship...
  • Usain Bolt keen on Justin Gatlin showdown any time April 12, 2015

    Usain Bolt kicked off his campaign to win sprint honours at Beijing's World Championships later this year on Saturday and said he would be willing to face American rival Justin Gatlin at any time. Gatlin dominated 2014 with world leading and career best times of 9.77 and 19.68 seconds over the...
  • Usain Bolt to compete in next month's World Relays April 8, 2015

    Usain Bolt will compete in next month's IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association said on Tuesday. The May 2-3 competition, which will be held in Nassau, is the newest addition to the IAAF's global events and will feature over 600 athletes in five relay disciplines and...
  • Usain Bolt cruises to win in 400 metres race March 15, 2015

    Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt cruised to victory in his first individual race of the season, clocking 46.37 seconds over 400 metres at the GC Foster Classic in Kingston on Saturday. Bolt, the world record holder at 100 and 200 metres, used the race as part of his build-up for...
  • Watch: MIT's Cheetah robot that sprints like Usain Bolt September 16, 2014

    Washington: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a bounding algorithm to enable a robotic cheetah run and jump with super agility. This cheetah is a sleek, fourlegged assemblage of gears, batteries and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the...
  • Usain Bolt's smooth bowling action amazed me: Harbhajan Singh September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Getting a chance to interact with two global sporting legends in a space of two months is an experience in itself and Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh feels "blessed" to have interacted with Pele and now Usain Bolt. What completely floored Harbhajan was the manner in which Bolt, the 'fastest...
  • Usain Bolt wows Bangalore crowd in cricket contest with Yuvraj Singh September 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt on Tuesday wowed his Indian fans in his trademark style in a brief exhibition cricket contest against Yuvraj Singh in his maiden trip to the country. Bolt showcased his cricketing talent in front of an enthusiastic 6000odd crowd who turned up at the Chinnaswamy Stadium to...
  • Usain Bolt's father stopped him from becoming a cricketer September 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said on Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck...
  • My records not meant to be broken, says Usain Bolt September 2, 2014

    Bangalore: Laughing off questions on potential challengers, Jamaican sprint legend Usain Bolt turned on the charm offensive on his maiden trip to India, throwing humility out of the window to declare that his records are pretty much out of reach. Bolt will play a sevenaside exhibition match against a team which...
  • Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle September 2, 2014

    Usain Bolt and Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a sevenaside exhibition cricket match as part of Puma's promotional activity. ...
  • Usain Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle August 31, 2014

    Bangalore: The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a sevenaside exhibition cricket match here on Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity. According to a media release on Saturday, the contest will be fouroveraside to be played...
  • Usain Bolt to make maiden India visit August 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt will make his maiden visit to India early next month, not to race but to compete in a cricket faceoff against India discard Yuvraj Singh here. Both the Puma ambassadors are coming together for the event on September 2, organised by the sportswear giants at...
  • Usain Bolt breaks 10 seconds under roof in Warsaw August 24, 2014

    Warsaw: Sixtimes Olympic champion Usain Bolt broke 10 seconds for the first time this season when he won a 100 metres race under a closed roof at the National Stadium in Warsaw on Saturday. The Jamaican clocked 9.98 seconds into a slight breeze at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial in front of...
  • I need more races, says Usain Bolt August 18, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The sixtime Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported. "I had a...
  • Usain Bolt targets sub 19second 200m August 4, 2014

    London: Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games. The 27yearold Bolt, double Olympic champion in 100m and 200m and a fivetimes world individual champion, wants to take his 200m world record...
  • CWG 2014: Usain Bolt strikes first Commonwealth gold August 3, 2014

    Glasgow: Sixtime Olympic champion Usain Bolt anchored Jamaica to the men's 4x100m title at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park on Saturday. The Jamaican quartet of Jason Livermore, Kemar BaileyCole, Nickel Ashmeade and Bolt clocked a Commonwealth record of 37.58 seconds for the gold. England took silver and Trinidad & Tobago finished...
  • CWG 2014: Bolt hits the track to delight Glasgow crowd August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: Sixtimes Olympic champion Usain Bolt steered Jamaica to a comfortable victory in their 4x100 metres relay heat in front of an expectant crowd at the Commonwealth Games on Friday. The towering sprinter, an eighttimes world champion, ran the final leg as Jamaica easily qualified for Saturday's final in a time...
  • CWG 2014: Usain Bolt clear of foot injury, ready for Glasgow Games July 27, 2014

    Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of hero worship afforded to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the Commonwealth Games. The Jamaican has never raced before at the Commonwealths, and his slow recovery from a foot injury had put this appearance in...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Usain Bolt says his best is yet to come July 24, 2014

    Kingston: Sixtimes Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt and his coach Glen Mills believe the Jamaican sprinter can run even faster as he targets the 2015 world championships and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. It has been five years since Bolt set the 100m world record of 19.58 seconds...
  • Bolt chides doping officials over Tyson Gay ban July 23, 2014

    Usain Bolt believes antidoping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a oneyear ban following a positive test for an anabolic steroid. "I'm not really happy with the situation and with how it was done," Bolt told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think for...
  • Bolt fit and ready for Commonwealth Games July 22, 2014

    Sixtimes Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt says he is ready to put in a good showing in the sprint relay at the Commonwealth Games after recovering from foot surgery and a hamstring injury. The Jamaican, who missed nine weeks of training after surgery on his left foot in March, told Reuters...
  • Bolt to run at Copacabana, Gatlin race unlikely July 21, 2014

    North Carolina: Usain Bolt will return to Rio de Janeiro next month to run a special 100 metres on the beach, he said on his website on Sunday, but the Jamaican world record holder is now unlikely to race against Justin Gatlin this year. The six times Olympic gold medallist added...
  • Bolt, Mo Farah headline cast at Glasgow Commonwealth July 19, 2014

    London: Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday. Worldrecord holders, decorated Olympians and novice participants make up the 6,500 athletes representing 70 Commonwealth nations who share the...
  • Worldclass sprinters are born, not made June 27, 2014

    London: From Helen Stephens, a 1936 Olympian, to the latest sprinting sensation Usain Bolt, every worldclass sprinter was recognised as exceptionally fast prior to beginning formal training, says a new research. Exceptional speed prior to formal training is a prerequisite for becoming a worldclass sprinter, the findings showed. "Our point is not...
  • Bolt seeks exemption to compete at Commonwealth Games June 27, 2014

    Six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has made himself available for the Jamaican relay teams at next month's Commonwealth Games, providing organisers with a potential boost for the multisport event's profile. Bolt has not competed at all this season due to injury and has asked for a medical exemption from...
  • Usain Bolt pulls out of Paris, Ostrava June 7, 2014

    London: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has delayed his debut on the international circuit this season, after pulling out of the Ostrava Golden Spike and Paris Diamond League. The World and Olympic champion announced he would miss the June 17 outing in the Czech Republic and the July 5 Meeting Areva at...
  • Usain Bolt to make season debut next month May 14, 2014

    Paris: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is set to make his return to the track next month, around the middle of the international track and field season. Bolt is due to compete in Ostrava in the Czech Republic June 17, a late start for the Jamaican sprinter recovering from a foot...