Usain Bolt Expects Jamaican Crowd To Give Him Home Track Advantage In London
Usain Bolt may not be racing in Jamaica during the 2012 Olympic games, but the world’s fastest man says that large Jamaican population in London will make him feel at home.
Bolt will be racing in the same three races that he did four years ago in Beijing. Bolt took home three gold medals after the 2008 Olympics, and he is hoping to do the same when he competes in the 100, 200 and 4×100 meter relay in London this Summer.
“I’ve been waiting for this summer for four years so I’m going to enjoy every moment and put on a show for everybody around the world… The Olympic Games is going to be a massive thing for me and I’m really looking forward to it. It is going to be bigger for me than for most people because there are a lot of Jamaican people living in London. I know they will be going crazy so I have to put on a show.”
The Times of India reports that more than 1.5 million people have applied for tickets to watch Bolt run during the men’s 100m final in the Olympic Stadium on Aug 5.
Bolt set the world record for the 100 meters in 2008 and then broke it at the 2009 Berlin world championships with a 9.58 second sprint. Bolt says that he isn’t aiming for a new world record but said that anything is possible.
“I go out and train every day, work hard in every session, stay focused and do my best. Nobody knows what will happen…. When it comes to records, my saying is ‘anything is possible.”
Here’s a video of Usain Bolt’s 9.58 second world record.
Do you think Usain Bolt will take home three gold medals again this year? Bolt was disqualified this year at the 2011 World championships in Daegu, South Korea, for a false start during the 100m final, but the Jamaican runner said that his confidence wasn’t shaken.
“For me, my confidence is all about staying in good shape. If I’m in good shape, my confidence is really high, I feel at the top of my game and I don’t really worry.”