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Speedster targets ‘three-peat’ in Brazil


SIX-TIME OLYMPIC gold medallist Usain Bolt has announced that he intends to defend his sprint titles at the 2016 Games in Rio, Brazil.

Bolt finished first in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at London 2012 to replicate his performances from the Beijing Games four years previous.

There was speculation that the 26-year-old Jamaican was going to change disciplines in Rio but Bolt denied these rumours and confirmed that he wants to win Olympic gold in the same events for a record breaking third time.

Speaking at a news conference during at promotional visit to New Zealand, Bolt said: "I don't want to try any different events at Rio, because at Rio I will just defend my titles to show the world that there is a possibility that I can do it again.

"The three-peat. That's the focus -- there's not going to be any different event.

"I continue to work hard, continue staying focused and pushing myself, so for me that's the focus right now."

The 100m and 200m world record holder added: "I don't know how fast I can go, but I definitely try to go faster each year. I enjoy being challenged all the time."

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