Jamaica’s Usain Bolt marked his comeback after an injury by dominating the 200m race in the London Diamond League on Friday.
The Jamaican sprinter won 200-meter race with a time of 19.89 seconds surpassing ahead of Panama’s Alonso Edward (20.04s), Briton’s Adam Gemili (20.07s) and Spain’s Bruno Hortelano (20.18s) who beat his own record of 20.39 at the European Championships in Amsterdam, earlier this month.
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The Olympic legend has insisted that he is in good shape to compete in the Summer Olympics on August 2016 at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Bolt suffered a grade 1 hamstring injury that scared him and raised doubts whether he would compete at Rio 2016.
“My hamstring is good. I have no issue right now, I had a strain. If I’d competed I probably would have torn my hamstring really bad, but I was never really worried. I know I’m in good shape.” Bolt said.
Usain Bolt, an Olympic legend himself, wants to duplicate his world record that made him as the fastest person ever timed in the history. Bolt is the reigning two-time Olympic gold medalist for 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
Bolt is also aiming to make another world history by being the first person to accomplish “triple-triple” in the world of track and field.
“I’ll be there. I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited to go,” Bolt said. “This is where history is going to be made. I’m looking forward to going down there, doing my best, putting on a show.”
The Rio Olympics 2016 track and field events will begin on August 12, 2016.
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