Career Defining Moments: Usain Bolt

Chart the lighting bolt's career highs and lows

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Born: Trelawney, Jamaica
DOB: August 21, 1986 (24 years old)
Height: 6ft 5"
Weight: 95kg
Events: 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m
Club: Racers Track Club

July 2003: Bolt wins the IAAF World Youth Championships in the 200m with a time of 20.40

April 2004: Bolt turns professional. At the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda he
runs the 200m in 19.93, becoming the first junior sprinter to go under 20 seconds

August 2005:
Finishes in last place with a time of 26.27 at the World Championships in Helsinki

May 2008: Bolt sets a new 100m world record with 9.72 at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York City

August 2008: Becomes triple Olympic champion and triple world record holder at the Beijing Olympics, winning the 100m in 9.69, the 200m in 19.30 and the 4x100m in 37.10

August 2009: Bolt sets new world record times of 9.58 in the 100m and 19.19 in the 200m at the World Championships in Berlin

August 2010: Loses the 100m in Stockholm to rival Tyson Gay - his first loss for two years

May 2011: After prolonged injury, Bolt wins his first 100m race for 10 months at the Diamond League in Rome in 9.91

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