Usain Bolt Honoured with BBC Lifetime Achievement Award

Sprint legend Usain Bolt dominated the world of track and field and left a mark on the sport that has yet to be matched by sprinting newcomers. The multiple Olympic gold medal winner has received many honours throughout his illustrious career and is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony.

The award ceremony, which is held annually, will be staged at Media City in the United Kingdom on December 21. The event will see the handing over of several awards, such as Coach of the Year and Team of the Year, in addition to the main honour Sports Personality of the Year. Past Lifetime Achievement Award winners include renowned American gymnast Simone Biles, Brazilian football veteran Pelé, and English football great David Beckham.

Throughout his career, Bolt broke his own record-setting winning times on the track on multiple occasions. Several years after his retirement in 2017, the 36-year-old still holds the 9.58 seconds 100m and 19.19 seconds 200m world records.

While reflecting on his career, Bolt told BBC Sport that he had accomplished all that he had desired in sports.

“I’ve accomplished all I wanted to in my sport, so it’s just a great feeling to know that with [the] determination and sacrifice that I put in that I could accomplish what I wanted to. I always try to motivate people and say listen, believe in yourself and just go out there and do your best,” Bolt stated. 

The sprint star went on to credit his father, Wellesley Bolt, for his work ethic, which was instilled in him through his father’s hard work to take care of their family. Bolt has used his achievements to exemplify that dreams are achievable if one works for them.


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