Usain Bolt, the world record sprinter has asserted that he would be retiring from his running life after this year’s Olympic Games at Rio de Janeiro though he is being forced upon by his well wishers to continue with his career.
The six-time Olympic gold medalist suggested in January that he could continue competing until the 2020 Games in Tokyo on the advice of his coach Glen Mills, Xinhua reported.
But the Jamaican sprinter finds no reason to stay in the limelight of his career after his success in the Olympics at Rio that he has wanted.
“It will definitely be my last Olympics, It is going to be hard to go four more years for me, to keep the motivation that I want, especially if I accomplish what I want to in Rio,” said Bolt.
Bolt won golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the London 2012 Games consecutively for his performances in Beijing four years earlier.
He is determined to extend his command in his all three favorite events this August at Rio, with an extra focus on 200m.
“My biggest dream at the Olympics is to win three gold medals again. that is my focus, that is what I want. And that is what I am aiming for because that is my goal and that is my dream,” Bolt said.
Despite holding the world record of 19.19 seconds for the 200m, Bolt believes he has unfinished business in the event.
“I have said the only big thing, big time I want to run is the 200 metres,” he said.
“I would love to try to go sub-19. that is the only thing I would really, really want because that is one of my goals. I have always talked about and always wanted it so for me, that is something I look forward to,” he added.