After taking his third Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100-meter dash, Usain Bolt of Jamaica is gunning for two more gold medals in the Summer Olympics before he could call it quits.
The 29-year-old Olympian guns for a rare “triple-triple” feat. Aside from the 100-meter dasg, Bolt also wants to take home the gold medal in the 200 meter and 4×100 meter relay to be able to replicate his 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics feat. Once he accomplishes this, he will truly place his name in the history books as the fastest man to ever run in the athletics event.
— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 15, 2016
Bolt claimed the gold medal in the 100-meter dash with a time of 9.81 seconds. Now, he wants to attempt to make a world record of running under 19 seconds in the 200-meter event. The 200-meter dash will be the next focus for Bolt while the 4×100 meter relay does not come until the end of the week.
“I think if I can get a good night’s rest after the semi-finals, it’s possible,” Bolt said. “I’m going to leave it all on the track and do the best I possibly can,” he added.
Jamaica Stand Up!!!
This for you my people
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 15, 2016
Bolt added that the horror of his hamstring injury has been laid to rest and said that he has recovered from it. He also explained that he does not see any rivals in his respective events and does not want to focus on what other athletes say.
— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) August 8, 2016
Bolt also stated that after completing his “triple-triple” in the Rio Olympics, it would be time for him to retire. He thanked everyone who came to cheer all of the athletes and hope that people will continue to come and watch all of the athletes compete, especially in athletics.
As Bolt sends his fans and viewers crazy with his performance, he keeps his low profile and focuses achieving his goals. Bolt stressed that he is healthy this year to compete and he added that he is ready to collect his gold medals and cement his name as the world’s fastest man to have run in three consecutive Olympic Games.
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