Top Jamaican sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt is now a doctor. Bolt was conferred with honorary degree of Doctor of Law by the University Of The West Indies Mona on Friday afternoon (Nov.4, 2011) during the school’s graduation ceremony.
He will now be referred to as Dr. The Honourable Ambassador Usain Bolt.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is now named athlete of the Year by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Saturday (Nov. 12, 2011). Bolt, winning the award for the third time, bounced back from disqualification for false starting in the world 100 metres final to retain his 200m title, before anchoring Jamaica to win the 4x100m relay in a world record time.
Bolt was in less dominant form this year after returning from a back injury that ended his 2010 season, but still clocked the fastest 100m of the season (9.76secs) in Brussels on Sept. 16, 2011, the same night that Blake ran the second fastest 200m of all time second only to the Olympic champion.
“This season was a really trying one for me, I really had to work hard and step up my game,” Bolt told a news conference before heading to an IAAF gala to receive his award. There were some close races. I really had to push myself; there were some ups and downs throughout the season. For me this one (award) means a lot, I’m really proud of myself.” Dr. The Honourable Ambassador Usain Bolt Said.