Bolt sets targets for last Olympics

Jamaican Usain Bolt aims to claim a new 100, 200 and 4×100 triple win in Rio 2016, his last Olympic Games, and will try to smash the 200-meter world record.

Bolt, who appeared before the press at the Cidade das Artes in Rio de Janeiro, insisted that he will put the finishing touches to his Olympic career in the Brazilian city.

“This is my last Olympics, for sure. I have done everything, and have proven myself,” he said, admitting that “a lot of people aren’t happy.”

In a bid for a golden farewell to the Games, the ‘Lightning Bolt’ will seek a third consecutive win in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4×100 relay, although his new challenge is to beat the 200-meter world record that he himself set at 19.19 seconds.

Bolt explained that the 100 meter sprint is not stressful but he feels nervous in the 200-meter race.

“I really, really, really want that one,” said the Jamaican, referring to breaking the 200-meter world record, which he aims to destroy in less than 19 seconds.


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