2012 Olympics Star Power: Usain Bolt

Charting the career arcs of six of the biggest Olympic stars

Jul 18, 2012
Outside Magazine

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