Usain Bolt

  • Usain Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle Yesterday

    Bangalore: The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match here on Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity. According to a media release on Saturday, the contest will be four-over-a-side to be played...
  • Usain Bolt to make maiden India visit 5 days ago

    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 face-off 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: Six-times 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 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The six-time 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 19-second 200m August 4, 2014

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

    Glasgow: Six-time 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 Bailey-Cole, 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: Six-times 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 eight-times 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: Six-times 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 anti-doping officials have sent a "bad message to the sport", after American sprinter Tyson Gay received only a one-year 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

    Six-times 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. World-record holders, decorated Olympians and novice participants make up the 6,500 athletes representing 70 Commonwealth nations who share the...
  • World-class sprinters are born, not made June 27, 2014

    London: From Helen Stephens, a 1936 Olympian, to the latest sprinting sensation Usain Bolt, every world-class 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 world-class 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 multi-sport 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...
  • Usain Bolt hails Bale's Spanish Cup final stunner April 18, 2014

    Olympic champion Usain Bolt has hailed Gareth Bale's brilliant winner for Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final against Barcelona, saying it was the kind of goal any sprinter would be proud of. Wales winger Bale picked up the ball wide on the left on the halfway line five minutes from...
  • Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo fighting for Laureus World Sports Awards February 22, 2014

    London: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sebastian Vettel are among the top favourites to win the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, to be announced in Kuala Lumpur on March 26. The list of contenders also includes Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, NBA player LeBron James, long-distance...
  • Bolt set to light up Paris Diamond League again January 21, 2014

    World and Olympic champion Usain Bolt will be the main attraction during July's Paris Diamond League meeting, organisers said on Monday. Bolt won the 200 metres last year at Stade de France, one month before increasing his world titles haul to eight at the Moscow championships where he clinched the 100m,...
  • Usain Bolt to run in the Golden Spike in June January 16, 2014

    Prague: Usain Bolt has confirmed his intention to compete again at the Golden Spike in Ostrava in June, organisers have said. The Jamaican great, however, says he is still undecided whether to run the 100 metres or 200 metres on June 17. Bolt had said earlier that his goal for this...
  • Orissa sprinter Amiya Mallick to train under Usain Bolt's coach January 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Orissa sprinter Amiya Mallick, who won the men's 200m in National Open Athletics Championships at Ranchi last September, is set to train under Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt's coach Glen Mills with an aim to make it to the Indian squad for two major meets later this year. ...
  • Athletics will never be drug free: Michael Johnson December 12, 2013

    Doha: Athletics will never be free of drug cheats and, without the Olympics, the sport would be dead, America's four-time Olympic champion Michael Johnson said here. "Athletics has a zero tolerance policy with drugs and, in a way, we have kind of suffered because of that," said Johnson while addressing a...
  • Meet the 14-year-old Australian who runs faster than Usain Bolt December 12, 2013

    Melbourne: Fourteen-year-old Australia schoolboy James Gallaugher has entered record books by upstaging Usain Bolt's 200-metre record when the Jamaican was 14. Gallaugher, who originally hails from thew NSW southcoast, ran 200m in 21.73 seconds this weekend, which not only is a record for his age group but is also about...
  • Usain Bolt may reconsider plans to retire after 2016 Olympics November 18, 2013

    Monaco: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt may ditch plans to retire from the track after the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The World and Olympic champion said there is a possibility that he would compete at the 2017 World Championships in London, making a return to the track he set alight...
  • Usain Bolt and Fraser-Pryce win 2013 World Athlete awards November 17, 2013

    Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were crowned male and female World Athletes of the Year for 2013 by the sport's governing IAAF at a ceremony in Monaco on Saturday. Bolt won gold in the 100 metres, 200 and 4x100 relay at the Moscow worlds in August to take his...
  • Usain Bolt says Jamaican doping issues costing him money November 17, 2013

    Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt said on Saturday that controversy over Jamaica's anti-doping programme is scaring off potential sponsors and costing him money. "There is a lot going on with this drug thing that I really feel they need to be clear [about] and clarify because now it is causing problems...
  • Usain Bolt shortlisted for Athlete of the Year award November 4, 2013

    Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, joined world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and double Olympic and world 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Mo Farah on the shortlist for the male Athlete of the Year award announced on Monday. Bolt, who has won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) award...
  • Usain Bolt wants to be professional footballer October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: He may have won six Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships becoming the fastest man on earth but legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as a child dreamt of becoming a Test cricket sensation. And once he hangs up his running shoes, Bolt wants to become a professional footballer...