Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Usain Bolt

Usain St. Leo Bolt aka Lightning Bolt is a jamaican sprinter that holds the record for being the fastest person in the world. He also is the first man ever to hold both the 100 metre sprint and 200 metre sprint world record. Usain Bolt is 26 and was born on the 21st August 1986, he was born in Trelawny, Jamaica. Did you know that he has NEVER won a bronze medal at any of his races, only Golds and Silvers.

Usain Bolt lives in Kingston, Jamaica but was born and raised in Trelawny, Jamaica. Trelawny was named after a man named William Trelawny, he was a member of the Parliament who eventually became The governor of Jamaica. He then died 1772 December that's when it was named Trelawny.

Bolt competes in Track and Field, it is held right in the middle of the stadium. It has a whole bunch of running, throwing, and jumping sports like, Sprint, Middle Distance, Long Distance, Hurdles, Relays, Shot-Put, Long Jump and more. There are even mixed events that are called Pentathlon, Heptathlon, and decathlon. But they have to race their own gender.

He is my favorite athlete because he is so successful in his career and never gives up. He always tries his best in everything he does. He is a true inspirational hero to lots of people all over the world, including me. Good luck usain bolt in all of your races.


Valerie Adams Wins Gold

Did you hear about the recent Olympic news, our New Zealand shot-putter Valerie Adams does not have her silver medal anymore. She now has gold medal, Why does she have a gold medal now you ask?. It turns out that Valerie’s rival Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk like all the other athletes was drug tested, but her test came out positive.

So its a very great day for Valerie and a bad one for Nadzeya. I think all the pressure from almost not being in the Olympics and not having a very nice room to sleep in during the Olympics stopped her from getting gold straight away. My reason for thinking that is because because she was doing way better in her practice's before she heard the bad news. But anyway good job Valerie, you've made your country very proud.