Usain Bolt (born 21 August 1986) is a Jamaican sprinter and reigning Olympic champion over 100 m.

He is the current world record holder in the 100 m (9.69 s), world junior record holder in the 200 metres (19.93 s), and Jamaican record holder in the 200 m (19.67 s). His name and achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname "Lightning Bolt". Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica and educated at the William Knibb Memorial High School. At the age of 15 he won a gold and two silver medals at the 2002 World Junior Championships in front of a home crowd in Kingston, becoming the youngest world junior gold medalist ever. He won another gold medal at the 2003 World Youth Championships, running the 200 m in 20.40 seconds. Usain Bolt and retired Jamaican sprinter Michael Green are the past students of William Knibb. In 2004 Bolt ran the 200 m in 19.93 seconds, becoming the first junior to break the 20second mark; breaking Lorenzo Daniel's world junior record. At the 2007 Jamaican Championships, Bolt ran 19.75, breaking the 36-year-old national record held by Don Quarrie by 0.11 seconds. At the World Championships in Osaka, Bolt won a silver medal in the 200 m behind American Tyson Gay. On 3 May 2008, Bolt ran 9.76 (+1.8 m/s) in the 100 m at the Jamaica Invitational, then the second fastest legal performance in the history of the event, behind compatriot Asafa Powell. Later that month, on 31 May 2008, Bolt ran 9.72 (+1.7 m/s), establishing a new world record in the 100 m at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York, breaking the 9.74-second record of Powell. This was only his 5th senior run over the distance. On the 13 July 2008 in Athens, Greece Usain once again broke the 200 m national record by running 19.67. As the new 100m world record holder, Bolt arrived at the Beijing Summer Olympics as the favorite in both the 100 m and 200 m. After finishing his quarterfinals and semifinals in 9.92 and 9.85, on 16 August 2008, Bolt won the Olympic 100 m final in 9.69 (+0.0 m/s), far ahead of second place finisher Richard Thompson (who finished in 9.89), and shattering his own world record. Not only was his mark made with no tailwind, indicating the quality of his performance, but amazingly he appeared to slow down and celebrate near the finish line after realizing he had secured the gold medal. Bolt warmed up wearing shorts, in contrast to conventional wisdom to keep the athelete's legs warm before a race, indicating his relaxed demeanor and confidence. Curiosly, during the final, his right shoelace have come undone He is coached by Glen Mills and currently attends the University of Technology, Jamaica. Bolt has 6 sub-10 seconds in 100 m and 12 sub-20 seconds in the 200 m

Caster Semenya was born on January 7, 1991 in Pietersburg. She is a South African middledistance runner. Semenya participated in the 2008 World Junior Championships, but did not advance past the 800 metres heats. Later that year, Semenya won gold in the 800 m at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games with a time of 2:04.23 in the final. Semenya won the 800 m and 1500 m at the 2009 African Junior Championships with times of 1:56.72 and 4:08.01 respectively. The 800 m time was the fastest in 2009 when it was set. Semenya won gold in the 800 m at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, with a time of 1:55.45 in the final. Amidst much speculation, it was revealed that the International Association of Athletics Federations had demanded to conduct a gender verification test on Semenya in the weeks before the race, the results of which are not yet known.

ZABIDI Ghazali berjaya menjuarai lari 100 m dengan mencatat masa 10.58 saat & dinobatkan raja pecut SUKMA yang baru. Acara ini telah menjadikan emas yang ke 36 seterusnya mengukuh kedudukan Terengganu dari pungutan pingat Emas. Semangat Ne'lang berjaya mengangkat Zabidi sebagai pelari terpantas di Malaysia SUKMA KE 12 - Zabidi Ghazali dan Zabidi Ahmad, menjadi senjata utama Terengganu untuk merampas gelaran Raja Pecut Sukma di hadapan penyokong sendiri pada temasya edisi XII ini. Kedua-duanya, mungkin hanya berbeza umur dan keadaan fizikal, tetapi masing-masing mempunyai tekad yang sama iaitu pingat emas dalam acara riben biru olahraga - 100 meter.Bagi Zabidi Ghazali, 21, sememangnya gelaran pecut menjadi idaman apa lagi selepas hanya berjaya menduduki tangga ketiga di Kedah dua tahun lalu, serta mahu mengikut jejak jaguh pecut paling ternama pernah dilahirkan Terengganu, Nazmizan Mohammad. Bagi Zabidi Ahmad pula, dia mengakui peluangnya dalam 100m mungkin tipis tetapi mahu bertindak sebagai 'pengacau' bagi memberi peluang kepada rakannya memenangi acara itu. "Memang sukar bagi saya kerana ada tiga atau empat pelari lebih pantas daripada saya," katanya, yang berusia 19 tahun. Apapun, kedua-dua pelari itu pastinya tidak mahu membiarkan gelaran Raja Pecut menjadi milik orang lain dan mungkin sudah tiba masanya dua Zabidi ini mengembalikan semula mahkota itu kepada Terengganu, yang kali terakhir dimenangi Nazmizan pada 2002 di Sabah. (petikan Berita Harian

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