Usain Bolt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27551/all en Athletics-Bolt eyes three golds at world championships http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/athletics-bolt-eyes-three-golds-at-world-championships <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 23 (Reuters) - Triple London Olympic champion Usain Bolt is injury free and eyeing three gold medals at this year's world championships in Moscow in August.</p> <p>As part of his preparations, the Jamaican 100 and 200 metres world record holder will run the longer sprint at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo on June 13.</p> <p>"The aim for 2013 is the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in August. My goal is to win three gold medals and repeat my Olympic Games success," Bolt said in a news release on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/athletics-bolt-eyes-three-golds-at-world-championships" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Entertainment Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738467 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt opens season with solid 400m http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint hero Usain Bolt won his 400-metre heat while Yohan Blake was beaten by Warren Weir on Saturday as the athletes opened their 2013 season at the Camperdown Classic.</p> <p>Weir, the 200m bronze medallist at the London Olympics last year, emerged with the meet's overall 400m title with a time of 46.21sec.</p> <p>Blake, the double Olympic sprint silver medallist, was second, clocking 46.64 in the same heat.</p> <p>In an earlier heat, Bolt trailed Riker Hylton -- a genuine quarter-miler -- into the last 40m but won the heat in 46.71.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751450 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt opens season with solid 400m http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint hero Usain Bolt won his 400-metre heat while Yohan Blake was beaten by Warren Weir on Saturday as the athletes opened their 2013 season at the Camperdown Classic.</p> <p>Weir, the 200m bronze medallist at the London Olympics last year, emerged with the meet's overall 400m title with a time of 46.23sec.</p> <p>Blake, the double Olympic sprint silver medallist, clocked 46.77 in the same heat.</p> <p>In an earlier heat, Bolt trailed Riker Hylton -- a genuine quarter-miler -- into the last 40m but won the heat in 46.74.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/athletics-bolt-opens-season-solid-400m-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 01:15:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751457 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics-Bolt excited about appearing at NBA All-Star weekend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/athletics-bolt-excited-about-appearing-at-nba-all-star-weekend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kayon Raynor</p> <p>KINGSTON, Feb 9 (Reuters) - The world's best basketballers have little hope of catching him in a race up the court and now Jamaican Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt is getting to ready to show them he can jump as well when he appears at the NBA's All-Star weekend in Houston.</p> <p>Bolt was invited to play in the Celebrity Game, featuring a mixture of well-known people from all walks of life, including some former NBA players at the showcase weekend from Feb. 15-17.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130209/athletics-bolt-excited-about-appearing-at-nba-all-star-weekend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:30:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751483 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA-Now a basketball player? You must be Usain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/nba-now-basketball-player-you-must-be-usain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Steve Ginsburg</p> <p>HOUSTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, do not quit your day job.</p> <p>The world's fastest man played in a celebrity basketball game on Friday in the run-up to Sunday's NBA All-Star game and failed to impress the crowd -- or himself -- with his skills.</p> <p>Bolt hit one of five shots, missed both of his free throws and totalled just two points in 29 minutes. The only shot the sixt-times Olympic champion made was a dunk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/nba-now-basketball-player-you-must-be-usain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Human Interest Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 03:45:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5757343 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics-Bolt to race over 150 metres on Copacabana Beach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/athletics-bolt-race-over-150-metres-copacabana-beach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrew Downie</p> <p>Sao Paulo, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will compete in a 150 metres race on Brazil's Copacabana Beach next month against three other sprinters in what the Jamaican called a "street meet" type showdown.</p> <p>Organisers are to build a track on the famous sands for the March 31 race although they did not say whether it would have a bend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/athletics-bolt-race-over-150-metres-copacabana-beach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Sprint running Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:00:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762710 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt, Blake to run relay in Ostrava http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/athletics-bolt-blake-run-relay-ostrava <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican star sprinters Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will run the 4x100m relay at the Golden Spike event in Ostrava in the Czech Republic on June 27, the organisers said on Thursday.</p> <p>"We have managed to negotiate the Racers Track Club's star team's start in a 4x100m relay, with Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake," the organisers said on the event's website.</p> <p>Bolt, Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter set a 4x100m world record time of 36.84s at the London Olympics last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/athletics-bolt-blake-run-relay-ostrava" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Technology Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 15:15:58 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783453 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Sprint star Bolt to run in Brussels and Rome http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/athletics-sprint-star-bolt-run-brussels-and-rome <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has confirmed that he will race in Diamond League meets in Brussels and Rome.</p> <p>Bolt, the back-to-back Olympic champion in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, will compete in the 100m at Rome's Golden Gala, the fifth leg of the Diamond League, on June 6. He set a meet record of 9.76sec last year at the Olympic Stadium.</p> <p>The Jamaican also confirmed that he will race at Brussels' Belgacom Memorial, the second of two finals of the Diamond League, on September 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130320/athletics-sprint-star-bolt-run-brussels-and-rome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Sports Usain Bolt AFP Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:46:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788852 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Cash stolen from father of sprint star Bolt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/athletics-cash-stolen-father-sprint-star-bolt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The father of Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt was robbed of 400,000 Jamaican dollars ($4,000 US) on Friday after leaving the cash in his pickup truck.</p> <p>Wellesley Bolt told the Jamaica Observer that the money was taken from his vehicle shortly after he had departed a bank in the north coast town of Falmouth.</p> <p>He had left the money in the truck parked near the town's market and the found that someone had gained entry by smashing the vehicle's driver's side window.</p> <p>The elder Bolt, who reported the theft to the police, told the newspaper that he believed he had been watched.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130607/athletics-cash-stolen-father-sprint-star-bolt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sat, 08 Jun 2013 02:20:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5852862 at http://www.globalpost.com I'm on target after confidence-boosting trials: Bolt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/im-target-after-confidence-boosting-trials-bolt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Olympic champion Usain Bolt believes he is getting back to his best after the Jamaican trials gave him a confidence-boost in the build-up to next month's world championships in Moscow.</p> <p>The world record holder won the 100 meters at last month's trials to secure his place at the worlds, having been given a wildcard entry into the 200 by Jamaica as defending champion.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130702/im-target-after-confidence-boosting-trials-bolt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Tue, 02 Jul 2013 20:34:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5873907 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt delivers 200m belter in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/athletics-bolt-delivers-200m-belter-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt raced to a world-leading time of 19.73 seconds in the 200m at the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.</p> <p>It was the 26-year-old's second outing over his favoured event this season after clocking 19.79sec at Oslo on June 13.</p> <p>In the meantime, American rival Tyson Gay had raced 19.74sec in winning the US championships in Des Moines last month.</p> <p>But Bolt fired another raking broadside Stateside with an emphatic victory in scorching style just one month out from the August 10-18 World Athletics Championships in Moscow.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/athletics-bolt-delivers-200m-belter-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:02:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877360 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt delivers 200m belter in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/athletics-bolt-delivers-200m-belter-paris-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt raced to a world-leading time of 19.73 seconds in the 200m at the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.</p> <p>It was the 26-year-old's second outing over his favoured event this season after clocking 19.79sec at Oslo on June 13.</p> <p>In the meantime, American rival Tyson Gay had raced 19.74sec in winning the US championships in Des Moines last month.</p> <p>But Bolt fired another raking broadside Stateside with an emphatic victory in scorching style just one month out from the August 10-18 World Athletics Championships in Moscow.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/athletics-bolt-delivers-200m-belter-paris-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt AFP Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:02:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5877362 at http://www.globalpost.com Slow-starting Bolt blasts to victory in London http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/bolt-overcomes-horror-start-win-london <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alison Wildey</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - Any doubts over Usain Bolt's form going into next month's world championships were left trailing in the big Jamaican's wake when he won the 100 meters at the London Diamond League meeting on Friday.</p> <p>The world record holder overcame a dreadful start to blast past the field over the second half of the race and win in a season's best 9.85 seconds, well ahead of American Michael Rodgers (9.98) and Jamaican Nesta Carter (9.99).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/bolt-overcomes-horror-start-win-london" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Sports Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:04:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5895077 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolt wins 3rd straight world title in 200 meters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130817/bolt-wins-3rd-straight-world-title-200-meters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Moscow, Aug 17 (EFE).- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won his third consecutive world title in the 200 meters on Saturday, blowing away the field at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.</p> <p>Bolt's victory in his favorite event was considered a foregone conclusion considering the absence of countryman Yohan Blake due to injury and American Tyson Gay, who is suspended for doping.</p> <p>Jamaica nearly took all the podium spots despite Blake's absence, but American Curtis Mitchell barely beat out Nickel Ashmeade for bronze.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130817/bolt-wins-3rd-straight-world-title-200-meters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Usain Bolt Usain Bolt Agencia EFE Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:31:58 +0000 Agencia EFE 5912072 at http://www.globalpost.com Athletics: Bolt powers to third world 200m title http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/athletics-bolt-powers-third-world-200m-title <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Usain Bolt underlined his amazing sprinting prowess on Saturday by powering to a third successive world 200m title at the World Athletics Championships for his seventh world gold medal.</p> <p>The 26-year-old Jamaican destroyed the field to finish in 19.66 seconds, teammate Warren Weir claiming silver in a personal best of 19.79sec and American Curtis Mitchell taking bronze in 20.04.</p> <p>"I had to push myself to be the best," said a subdued Bolt. "I'm really happy to get it done as the 200m is my favourite event.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130817/athletics-bolt-powers-third-world-200m-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Athletics Running Sprinters Usain Bolt AFP Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:17:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5912090 at http://www.globalpost.com