Usain Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017—will be recognized for his services to sport. This year’s ceremony will be held in Salford on Wednesday.
The Jamaican sprinter, Usain Bolt will be awarded with the 2022 BBC Sports Personality of the year Lifetime Achievements award.
The eight time Olympic gold medalist dominated short-distance running for a generation. He still holds the world record in both the 100-metre and 200-metre sprints.
Usain Bolt told the BBC Sport that he feels accomplished as he looks back upon his illustrious career.
“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.”
Among Bolt’s biggest achievements is winning back-to-back gold medals in both the 100 metres and 200 metres at three consecutive Olympic Games (2008, 2012 and 2016). An 11-time world champion, Bolt is also the first athlete to win four World Championship titles in the 200 metres.
Usain Bolt became an international icon when he broke his own 100-metre world record at Beijing in 2008. This was where he won in an astonishing 9.69 seconds.