Usain Bolt Once Put His Shoes On Wrong And Still Won First Place

Samuel Reason | April 10th, 2018

The fastest man alive and one of the most decorated Olympic athletes, Usain Bolt is well known all over the globe. A retired Jamaican sprinter and world record holder in 100 meters, 200 meters, and the 4×100 meters relay. His gold medals are spread over numerous Olympics and he is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time.

timedotcom.files.wordpress.com

He is an eight-time Olympic gold medalist and really shot to worldwide fame after his double sprint victory in 2008 Beijing Olympics. In fact, he is the only sprinters to ever win the Olympic 100m and 200m titles in three consecutive Olympics. Many like to refer to him as Lightning Bolt and he also has a world-famous pose. An interesting fact that is not well known, is that early in his career he once put his shoes on the wrong the feet!

The 2002 World Junior Championships held in Kingston, Jamaica. Bolt was in front of his home crowd and it was his first chance to really show what he was capable of on a world stage. Just 15 at the time, the presence and expectation of his home crowd caused him to become so nervous that he put his shoes on the wrong feet. This did nothing to deter him from his end goal though, still winning the 200m race and becoming the youngest world-junior gold medallist ever.

So there you have it if there was any doubt before no one can deny he has to be the greatest sprinter of all time now. Who else can run so fast with their shoes on wrong? We do not know of any!

In fact, it was a groundbreaking experience for Bolt as he made a pledge to himself to never get that nervous again. And we can only assume he held true to this pledge when we look back at his decorated career because he always describes himself as someone who is laid-back relaxed and loves to dance.

Next Article
  • Is It Opposite Day Or Do I Have Situs Inversus

    If you happen to suffer from Situs Inversus then you may believe you are constantly looking in a mirror or that opposite day is actually a real and true reality. But that would of course not be true, your organs are simply placed in a mirror image of what is the norm. An extremely rare...

    Read More
  • Prehistoric Armadillo The Size Of A Car

    When it comes to prehistoric times it really is as if every animal was bigger than its modern counterpart. Mammoths were bigger than elephants and sloths were even taller than elephants! Some researchers have even found alligators and crocodiles that grew to the size of a city bus. And this holds true for the armadillo...

    Read More
  • People Turning Into Real Living Statues

    For most people if you fall down or have a minor injury it is not usually a big deal, maybe a little a painful and that's all but this is not the case for everyone. Some individuals live in real fear of a small injury, this is known as Stone Man Syndrome. Every little injury...

    Read More
  • The Tuna Fish Is So Strong It Can Cook Itself

    There is one fish in the ocean that you may not want to come across on a day of ocean fishing. If you happen to be out on a boating trip with some deep sea fishing in the Atlantic then you could come across the warm-blooded Atlantic bluefin tuna. This happens to be one of...

    Read More
  • Radium Girls The Terrible Time Of Using Radioactive Paint

    Just about a century ago the rage was, of course, to have a glow in the dark watch, nobody could resist them. It was a novelty that was being marketed heavily and making watch companies millions, it was like any of the hot social media trends of modern times. They did not need to charge...

    Read More
  • The Terrifying Titanoboa

    In the dusty outback of Northern Colombia, deep in the Cerrejon about just 60 miles from the Caribbean coast, you will find one of the largest coal operations in operation. It covers an area larger than Washington D.C. and estimates advise there are regularly over 10,000 workers employed. The company that operates the mining, Carbones...

    Read More
  • Man Lands A Plane In Manhattan Street Twice

    Surprise airplane landings tend to always make headlines, especially in the streets of a major US city. I doubt anyone can forget Capt Chesley Sullenberger landing on the Hudson River in 2009? There was a long island man who once landed on Rockaway Beach in 2011 and a pilot who landed on a small Suffolk...

    Read More
  • Escaping Prison To See The Dentist

    In terms of great escapes, this is definitely an odd one, one would think if you were to escape prison it would be to retrieve your freedom and just to keep on running. But for one inmate in Sweden the stakes were much different: in fact, it had to do with a toothache and nothing...

    Read More