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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Usain Bolt says he will retire after 2016 Olympics in Rio

In an intervew on Wednesday the 4th of September, the worlds fastest man Usain Bolt said that he intends to retire at the top after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

In the interview, Bolt said this about his retirement....."So far, it is after the Olympics in Rio. I think if I am in great shape, I'll go there and do what I have to do. I think it will be a good time to retire, on top. If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire"

On his more immediate plans and his records, he said that breaking his 100m time of 9.58 seconds would be extremely tough but he hoped to improve on his 200m time of 19.19 seconds. He said......"I have learned, I have mastered the art of running the turn. So if I can stay injury free and be in good shape, then it is possible for me to definitely go after the world record."

Bolt won the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and at last year's London Games. He won the same triple at the 2009 worlds before repeating that feat in Moscow last month.

Usain Bolt won three Gold medals at the World Championships in Moscow recently. This makes him the most decorated athlete in world championship history with eight golds and two silvers. He has six gold medals from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics

1 comment:

Gearoid said...

Ali didnt distinguish himself by dominating until he retired - in fact some of the fights he did embarrassed him.