Usain Bolt, the most decorated sprinter of all time, is oozing with confidence as he edges closer to realising his “Triple-Triple” gold medal dream at the Olympic Games in Rio.
The world’s fastest man, who turns 30 on August 21, the final day of the Olympics, is certain he can finish in top spot in the 100 meters, 200m, and 4x100m.
“I’m going to win the 100m,” says Bolt, who is aiming to become the first athlete to win all three titles at three consecutive Games. “I never try to predict times, I avoid that because you never know. I’ll win all three gold medals, there’s never anything else for me when it comes to a championship.”
“I think I can definitely break the 200m world record and I definitely want to. I said I wanted to go under 19 seconds and I don’t know if that will be possible but nothing tried, nothing done, so I will go out there and push myself.
“The moment you start thinking about not winning then you start going the wrong way so for me I always think positive. I always think of winning, always,” he added.
It will be an intense week for Bolt who could run as many as eight races over just seven days and the Jamaican admits there’s a sense of relief that his lifelong Olympic mission is almost complete.
“You set goals for yourself and when I win all my three gold medals I’ll be fully accomplished and I’ll be happy. Then it will be like, ‘finally,’ you know what I mean? I am definitely feeling that way.”