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Some of Bolt's best bits

SALUTE: The Hon. Usain Bolt OJ at the 'Voice' and JN Bank-hosted #BoltMillsLondon on July 16 (image credit: Rod Leon)

ATHLETICS FANS the world over have paid tribute to the legendary Jamaican 'Lightening' Bolt in their own ways this week, the week of his retirement and The Voice will certainly be no different.

The first of our tributes to the great Hon. Usain Bolt OJ is a series of career snapshots which capture him at his finest.

Viewers had their hearts in their mouths during this year's IAAF World Championships, which saw the great track hero pick-up an unexpected Bronze on August 5 and last night, pull up due to what appeared to be an injured hamstring.

Here's to a speedy recovery and the shared excitement for the phenomenal sprinter as he moves on to his next challenge.


FEEL MY MOTION: Usain Bolt running the 200m. at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Championships, a race he was able to run after convincing his coach the Hon. Glen Mills that he would do well at the Jamaican championships - Bolt not only did well, but broke the national record for the first time in 36 years and the second fastest time in world history

PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER: Usain Bolt celebrates his win at the men's 200m final during the IAAF Norwich Union London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, south London, 2008

LOOK TO THE SKY: Usain Bolt after the men's 100m Final, reflecting on his new world record time of 9.69 at Beijing's National Stadium in 2008

LIGHTENING BOLT: Usain Bolt (left) and fellow athlete Haile Gebrselassie the BUPA Great Manchester CityGames in 2009

TWO OF A KIND: Rio Ferdinand, left, greets Usain Bolt at Old Trafford during a Manchester United v. Arsenal match in 2009

TEAM WORK: Usain Bolt stands in the middle as the Jamaican relay team collect their Gold Medals from the 4x100 men's relay in which Great Britain (right) took the Bronze medal during the IAAF World Championships at the Olympiastadion, Berlin in 2009

RECOGNITION: Usain Bolt collects an award for Overseas Sports Personality the Year via live link at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards, 2009

HEAD TO THE GRINDSTONE: Usain Bolt signs copies of his book My Story at Waterstone's in Piccadilly, London, 2010

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING: Usain Bolt (right) takes part in the pre-match build-up at Wembley in 2011 in anticipation of Barcelona v. Manchester United alongside Tinchy Stryder

JAMAICA TO DI WORLD!: A happy Usain Bolt after winning the 200m Men's Final at the IAAF World Championships 2011

ROYALTY: Prince Harry, left, with Usain Bolt doing his signature pose at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica in 2012

SHINING BRIGHT: Usain Bolt winning the Men's 100m during the Diamond League Meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Italy in 2012

IT'S IN THE GENES: Usain Bolt, right, wearing the 2012 Jamaican Olympic kit with designer Cedella Marley at Village Underground, London

FLYING THE FLAG: Usain Bolt holds up the Jamaican flag, during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony

RESPECT: Usain Bolt, right, with Silver medalist compatriot Yohan Blake after the Men's 100 metres Final at the Olympic Stadium, London, 2012

TO MAKE THE DREAM WORK: Left to right - Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater celebrate after setting a new World Record in the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final during at the London 2012 Olympics

MAKING MOVES: Usain Bolt celebrates victory in the mens 100m final at the IAAF London Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium, London, 2013

THE KING AND I: Usain Bolt hugs mum Jennifer

MAN OF THE HOUR: Usain Bolt is surrounded by fans and photographers after winning the Men's 200m Final at the 2013 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Russia

AN OPEN BOOK: Usain Bolt at a book signing for Faster than Lightning at Selfridges, London in 2013

WHEN IN ROME: Usain Bolt in a tartan tam as he greets fans after his Men's 400m relay win at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

THANK YOU MAMA: Usain Bolt embraces mum Jennifer, right, after winning Gold in the Men's 100m final at the IAAF World Championships in China, 2015

FLYING HIGH: Usain Bolt wins Gold in the Men's 100 metre final at the Rio Olympic Games last year

Left to right - Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade and Usain Bolt with their Gold medals after victory in the the Men's 4 x 100m relay final in Rio, 2016

CENTRE OF ATTENTION: Usain Bolt and hosts at the I Am Bolt premiere in London's Leicester Square in 2016

HONOUR: Left to right - Usain Bolt, Earl Jarrett, JN General Manager and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica this June. Bolt was presented with an award by Jarrett

APPRECIATION: Usain Bolt waves at fans at the Golden Spike Meeting in the Czech Republic earlier this summer

GRACIOUS: Usain Bolt, left, hugs the US's Justin Gatlin after Gatlin wins the Men's 100m Final at the IAAF World Championships in London on August 5

FUN AND GAMES: Usain Bolt and IAAF mascot Hero the Hedgehog share a laugh on August 12 in London

TWO THE HARD WAY: Sir Mo Farah, left, with Usain Bolt at this year's IAAF World Championships in London after Farah's Gold win


Look out for our Sir Mo Farah tribute.

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