5 fastest Sprinters in the world
Sprinting is an athletic sport that features races of 400 meters or less. It is a prominent sport in the Olympics, and in every season, all the best sprinters compete against each other, mostly in 100m races. Over the years, many sprinters have formed records of completing the 100m in less than 10 seconds, and based on that, we have categorized the fastest sprinters in the world today:
Justin Gatlin is an American Sprinter who is an expert of 100m and 200m races. He currently holds 5 Olympic Gold Medals and 12 World Championship Medals.
Justin has a 100m record of 9.74 seconds which makes him even faster than Usain Bolt. But his record was dropped due to the possible chance of being assisted by wind turbines during the race. However, this still makes him the 5th fastest sprinter in the world.
Asafa Powell is a Jamaican sprinter who specializes in 100m races. His 100m record is 9.72 seconds. He has made the 100m record twice in his lifetime in 9.77s and 9.72 seconds, respectively.
Asafa was the fastest sprinter in the world before Usain Bolt, i.e., In 2005-2008. He holds 1 Olympic Gold medal and 5 collective gold, silver, and bronze medals in the World Championships.
Yohan Blake is also a Jamaican Sprinter and is currently the 3rd fastest sprinter in the world. He is nicknamed ‘The Beast’ due to his blistering pace. He holds a record of completing the 100m race in just 9.69 seconds.
He holds 2 Olympic Gold medals. He was the youngest gold medalist in the 2011 World Championships. Yohan specializes in both 100m and 200m races. He also held The Jamaican Junior record for 100m and was the youngest sprinter to break the 10 seconds barrier. His training partners include Daniel Bailey and Usain Bolt.
Tyson Gay is the fastest sprinter in America with a 100m record of 9.69 seconds. He is an American track and field sprinter and is currently the second-fastest sprinter in the world.
Tyson was declared the second-fastest sprinter after he set a record of completing the 200m race in 19.58 seconds which is also his personal best. He has won 4 World Championships Medals, 2 World Cup Gold medals, 4 World Athletic finals medals, 1 World Relays Gold medal, and many other titles.
Usain Bolt is currently the fastest sprinter globally, with a 100m record of 9.58 seconds. He has won 3 consecutive gold medals in the Olympics in the year 2008, 2012, and 2016. He is also a Jamaican sprinter and is one of the most famous athletes in the world today.
He is also called the ‘Lighting Bolt’ because of his fierce speed. He has also won 8 Olympic Gold Medals, 14 World Championships medals and 7 CARIFTA JUNIOR GAMES U20 gold medals, and numerous other titles. Usain retired in 2017 but still remains the best sprinter in the world to this day.