Superheroes normally come from out of this world, but at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, the world discovered a new Superman from right here on Earth. He is Usain Bolt and he is the fastest man on earth.
Born in Trelawny on the northwest coast of Jamaica on 21 August 1986, and fed on a diet of “dumplings, yam and bananas,” Usain Bolt is a true Caribbean superstar; and a legend in the making at only twenty-two years old. Watch out Tiger Woods, your money-making American crown might just be slipping.
Athletics Men’s 100m Final Full Replay & Commentary – Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – Usain Bolt World Record
On the 8th Day: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt blows away the rest of the men’s 100m field to claim the Olympic gold medal and a new world record in 9.69 secs. The first Jamaican man to win the title, and he wasn’t even trying.
Athletics Men’s 200m Final Full Replay & Commentary – Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – Usain Bolt World Record
On the 12th Day: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt obliterates Michael Johnson’s long-held record to storm to victory in the Olympic 200m final in a new world record time of 19.30 secs.
Athletics Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final Full Replay — Beijing 2008 Olympic Games – Jamaica World Record
On the 14th Day: Jamaica’s men take 4x100m gold in record 37.10 secs at the 29th Olympic Games in the 91,000 capacity Bird’s Nest Stadium, Beijing, China. The quartet of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell were just too awesome for the rest of the field in the men’s 4x100m relay final at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
Usain Bolt Interview at Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
On the Day of Rest: Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt says winning the 200m gold medal and shaving 0.02 seconds off Michael Johnson’s world record means the most to him as it is his favourite event.
“We wanted to show the world that Jamaica is a special country,” Frater said later, as the country’s medal tally increased to six gold, three silver, and one bronze.
Not bad for a tiny Caribbean island of 2.7 million people. It must be all those yams, dumplings and bananas! What do you think?