2012 Olympics Star Power: Usain Bolt

Charting the career arcs of six of the biggest Olympic stars

Usain Bolt celebrates his victory after the men's 100m on September 12, 2009 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Via Shutterstock     Photo: thelefty

2008: Dominates Beijing with three golds, three world records, and Deion Sanders–worthy showboating

2010: Loses a 100-meter race in Stockholm to American Tyson Gay

2011: Disqualified from the 100-meter final at the world championships; wins the 200 meters

2012: Runs the fastest 100-meter time of the year—but teammate Yohan Blake is right on his heels

2012: Breaks up with his girlfriend, fashion designer Lubica Slovak, to “focus on the Games”; promises to run the 100 in 
9.4 seconds

PREDICTION: Three golds, but fails to break his own 100-meter world record of 9.58

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