Custom Search 1

Usain Bolt ‘to retire’ in 2016

SPRINT MAESTRO: Usain Bolt fields questions (PA)

FASTEST MAN in the world Usain Bolt has reiterated his intention to hang up his sprinting boots after the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Speaking at a press conference, the 26-year-old Jamaican, who holds six Olympic gold medals for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, said: “If I'm in great shape and I go there and do what I have to do, I think it would be a good time to retire on top and having dominated for so long.”

Earlier this season there was talk of Bolt quitting the sport of struggling to find motivation.

“I couldn't find that goal, that drive to get going again. I sat down and thought to myself: what do I really want? And what can I do in this sport some more?” he added.

“I’ve made up my mind that if I want to be among the greats of Ali, Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire.

“I'm really focused on getting every season correct, trying not to get injured, and just continue dominating so at the end of my career people will put me among the greats.”

If Bolt claims another triple-gold haul at the Rio Games in two years, he could equal the record of the most gold medals won in Olympic athletics.

Annual subscription for The Voice newspaper print edition.

Read more stories like this in our weekly printed newspaper. To purchase an annual subscription and get 50% off, complete the form below and enter the code 'ONLINE2017' - offer ends 30 November.

* indicates required
() - (###) ###-####
Facebook Comments