Usain Bolt: A Role Model Of The World

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As soon as the starting pistol fired, the eight competitors in the 100m final took off. A mere 9.58 seconds later, a roar was heard piercing through the stadium. Everyone watched in awe as Usain Bolt crossed the finish line, shattering the world record. The fans cheering him on, Bolt did his famous lightning bolt pose and proudly waved the Jamaican flag. Usain Bolt’s journey to becoming the fastest man in the world required a lot of hard work and dreams. At a young age, he took advantage of the little opportunities he had, and made a name for himself. Soon after, his unique personality was an inspiration to many people around the world. Climbing from rags to riches, Usain Bolt became a role model and hero to the world. Bolt’s simple country …show more content…
When Bolt started his training, he was lazy and didn’t put any work in. “Around this time, Bolt began to gain a reputation as an athlete with tremendous potential who did not take his training or preparation very seriously”(Abbey 18). He battled back and hamstring injuries early in his career, and as he recovered he became a much stronger person. Knowing that Bolt needed some inspiration, Mills decided to create a challenge. If Bolt broke the junior world record in a 200 meter race, he would be allowed to run in the 100 meter race. This challenge made a Bolt completely change his mindset. As Bolt started working harder, he also gained many amazing personality traits. Bolt’s desire pushed him to break through. As Bolt once said, “You have to set yourself goals so you can push yourself harder. Desire is the key to success”(Kleckner). As for his work ethic, Bolt pushes harder than anyone. He didn’t like practice, but he knew that if he wanted to go anywhere, he would have to work really hard and push himself to the maximum. “Dreams are free, goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, Effort, Sacrifice, and Swear. What will you pay for your goals?”(Kleckner). Bolt’s mental strength is displayed at the starting line. People see him so calm and enjoying himself before the race. Bolt feels that worrying ruins everything you have …show more content…
With enough dreams, determination, strength, and talent anything is possible. Bolt shows that hard work is required for anything you want to do, and the best time to start is when you are young. Bolt’s good use of opportunities got him to the top. Bolt’s personality reflects someone willing to put in time, effort, and hard work to achieve success. Bolt’s achievements are enough to inspire any athlete who wants a chance at gold. The world’s fastest man strikes again, not as a runner, but as an inspiration and role model to all.

Works Cited

Abbey, Cherie D. Biography Today: General Series: 2011 Annual Cumulation: Profiles of People of Interest to Young Readers. Detroit, Omnigraphics, 2011.

"15 Powerful Usain Bolt Quotes: Tracing the Fastest Man’s Footsteps." Fearlessmotivation.com, Fearless Motivation Pty, 25 Aug. 2017, www.fearlessmotivation.com/2017/08/25/15-powerful-usain-bolt-quotes/. Accessed 28 Jan. 2018.

Kleckner, Joe. "49 Motivational Usain Bolt Quotes." Addicted2success.com, 11 Oct. 2017, addicted2success.com/quotes/49-motivational-usain-bolt-quotes/. Accessed 28 Jan. 2018.

"Usain Bolt Biography.com." Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, www.biography.com/people/usain-bolt-20702091. Accessed 28 Jan.

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