Usain Bolt may have been the only athlete who upstaged swimmer Michael Phelps in the recent Beijing Olympics. The Jamaican sprinter surprisingly set two individual world records in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of a 4×100 relay world record Jamaican team.
After almost drowning at the age of 5, Cullen Jones made it his goal to conquer the water. Now, at 28 years old, Jones has become one of the fastest freestyle sprinters in the country, taking home the gold and setting a world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #joyofsport www.joyofsport.co.uk
Your Cheat Sheet To U.S.A.’s Olympic MVPs #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/famous-olympic-athletes#slide2 Michael PhelpsEvent: Swimming Hails From: Baltimore, Maryland Medal Count: 16! Most Memorable Moment: Winning eight gold medals and setting a multitude of records at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, including that for the most olympic gold medals, for which he has 14. Where Are They Now?: Preparing for the seven events he recently qualified to swim at the London Games, where his most…