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Usain St Leo Bolt was born in Trelawny, Jamaica, in August 1986. At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing he won gold in the 100m (9.69 seconds), the 200m (19.30) and the 4x100m relay (37.10), becoming the first man to win three sprinting events at a single Olympics since Carl Lewis in 1984. He also became the first man to set world records in all three at a single Olympics. At the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 he claimed the sprinting double, and became the first man to hold the 100m and 200m World and Olympic titles at the same time. He broke the world records for both the 100m (9.58) and the 200m (19.19) in the process. In 2009 he was voted Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, and he also won the BBC's Overseas Sports Personaility of the Year award in both 2008 and 2009. He lives in Kingston, Jamaica.