Arguably the most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen, Usain St Leo Bolt, created history at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when he achieved the ‘Triple Triple’, three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. Usain’s journey to worldwide stardom started at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where he won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, all in world record times. He followed this up with three gold medals in the same events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London to write his name in the history books as the world’s fastest man. Then one day before his 30th birthday he completed the same triple at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio to cement his legacy as a legend in world sport.
In addition to his nine Olympic Games gold medals Usain won eleven World T&F Championships titles. He completed the 100m, 200m and 4x100m sweeps at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, 2013 World Championships in Moscow and 2015 World Championships in Beijing. He won the 200m and 4x100m at the World Championships in Daegu in 2011.
Usain currently holds the world records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m with times of 9.58 secs, 19.19 secs and 36.84 secs. His first world record was in the 100m in 2008 when he posted a time of 9.72 secs in New York. He lowered it to 9.69 secs at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and then to 9.58 secs at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. He holds the three fastest times ever run 9.28, 9.64 and 9.69. Also in 2008 in Beijing he set a new 200m world record taking 0.02 off Michael Johnson’s previous mark with a time of 19.30 secs. He lowered this time further to 19.19 secs in Berlin in 2009, a time which may stand for years to come. On the world all-time list Usain holds five of the top ten times ever in the 200m. As part of the Jamaican 4x100m team Usain broke three world records – 37.10 secs in Beijing in 2008, 37.04 secs in Daegu in 2011 and 36.84 in London in 2012. Jamaican teams with Usain have the seven fastest 4x100m times in history.
Usain has been awarded the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year on four occasions (2009, 2010, 2013 & 2017); the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year six times (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016) as well as many awards in many countries in all corners of the world. He has his own clothing line in conjunction with Puma; his own watch made by Hublot; his own restaurant ‘Tracks & Records’ in Kingston, Jamaica; his own shaving company Champion Shave, his own insoles company Enertor; the ‘Usain Bolt Foundation’ and endorses some of the top brands in the world.
Nico & Rohan Marley
Nico Marley (the grandson of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley) has been accepted into the NFL; America’s National Football League. Nico was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent after trying out for the team during its rookie minicamp over the weekend.
It is worth noting that his father, Rohan, was a linebacker at the University of Miami from 1992-1994.
Jamaica’’s track star, Elaine Thompson – who dominated the women’’s 100 and 200 meters in Rio earlier this year – has been nominated for Female Athlete of the year by the IAAF World Athletics Club. In order to win the coveted title she needs all our votes before 5pm on November 1st.
Persons may vote on Facebook by clicking HERE and then liking the post about Elaine or on Twitter by clicking HERE and retweeting the post about her.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness today left the island for Brazil in support of Jamaica’s athletes participating in the Rio Olympics.
The Prime Minister who will be in Rio until August 16, said it is important that he brings the good wishes of the nation directly to the athletes.
While Prime Minster Holness is off the island, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Derrick Smith will be in charge of the government.
Dwayne Wade Jr. & Sr.
The ProPops Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser, held in conjunction with Founder Dwyane Wade Sr.’s birthday, will take place on March 16th, 2016 from 7pm-11pm, at Private Key in Miami.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served; DJ Epps will be spinning all night and guest musical performances will begin at 8pm. Guests will win SURPRISE raffle give-aways and bid on silent auction prizes to benefit ProPops’ invaluable programs. Dress is cocktail/semi-formal.
WHO: ProPops Foundation, Inc.’s 10th Anniversary
and Founder Dwyane Wade Sr.’s birthday
WHAT: ProPops’ mission remains strong and constant, “bringing fathers back to the forefront of the family structure.” ProPops’ programs are recognized and utilized as a part of the educational curriculum in several major US cities. In addition to offering school supplies and meals to single-parent households, organizing Clean Water Campaigns and Camp RED (Real Education Delivered) for children, setting up Job Fairs and Family Unity Activities, as well as Town Hall meetings for parents, ProPops Foundation is active in their mission to strengthen families.
This fundraising event will provide resources to implement these key programs, including their ever-anticipated Annual Father’s Day Weekend. It is with the support of friends, family, volunteers, donors and sponsors like you, that they are able to continue to assist and encourage the hundreds of families and children in underserved communities, who depend on ProPops.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 7pm-11pm
WHERE: Private Key 567 NW 27th Street // Miami FL 33127
Champion 4 x 200m Jamaican Team: L-R: Coach Dalton Evans, Rushane Scott, Rayon Lawrence, Kevin Thompson and Romel Lewis display their medals after setting a national record at the Armory Track & Field Invitational in New York on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
With the 2016 Olympics just around the corner, the world famous Jamaican sprinters were not available to compete at the Armory Track and Field Invitational in New York on Saturday, February 6, 2016. However, as we say, “Jamaica no problem.”
Four very talented Jamaican born sprinters, who reside in the United States (USA), answered the call, rose to the occasion and carried the black, green and gold proudly by setting a National Record in the 4 X 200m contest with the time of 1 minute and 25.69 seconds. In an atmosphere similar to Penn Relays, a vast crowd celebrated as Jamaica won ahead of USA (2nd), Dominican Republic (DR, 3rd), Guyana (4th), Trinidad & Tobago (5th), and France (6th).
The eclectic Jamaican team is comprised of all college graduates, including, Romel Lewis from Maryland (starter); Kevin Thompson of New Jersey (2nd leg); Rayon Lawrence of Maryland (3rf leg); and Rushane Scott from Las Vegas (anchor). They met just two days prior, practiced less than one day and ran as a team for the first time. Regardless, their baton change was flawlessly executed.
Coach Evans is a former athlete of Jamaica and University of Arkansas, a member of Team Jamaica Bickle and recipient of numerous awards in New York including one from the Union of Jamaican Alumni Associations (UJAA). He has traveled worldwide as one of Jamaica’s national coaches and New York liaison for JAAA.