mercredi 7 décembre 2011

Jamaica: A highway named Usain Bolt.

 On September 15, 2009, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding (61) reported that in 2000 the highway linking the capital city of Kingston to Montego Bay bears the name of Usain Bolt, in honor of the triple Olympic champion and the world, the victim of a car accident on this route in April 2009, causing him some minor injuries.
According to Bruce Golding, "Bolt's engaging personality, charisma and passion for his country are a wonderful ambassador for Jamaica."
        
The Prime Minister also announced that the sprinter 23 years would receive the Order of Jamaica, the fourth highest award of the country.
        
Usain Bolt St. Leo is a Jamaican athlete born August 21, 1986 in Sherwood contain in the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica.
On August 22, 2008, Beijing Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 m. He broke records in the 100 and 200 m at the World Championships in Berlin August 16, 2009 and August 20, 2009.
Name and sprint performance earned him the nickname "Lightning Bolt."
        
In November 2009 he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador by the Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding.
Jamaica has always been distinguished by the performance of its athletes both male and female in the sprint.
        
Since Arthur Wint (400mH) in 1948 through George Rhoden (400mH) in 1952, Maurice Greene, world record 100m and 200m in Seville in 1999 and the Sydney Olympics in 2000, Asafa Powell, world record 100m in 2005 to Merlene Ottey dubbed the "Queen of bronze" which won 14 Olympic medals in the 100m and 200m between 1980 and 2000 at the age of 40 years.

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