Usain Bolt, the fastest man the world has ever seen, will be back in four years time to defend his 100m and 200m Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro.
Having already defended both of these medals at the 2012 London Olympics as well as the 4x100m, it had been widely rumored that Bolt would relinquish these honors in four years time in favor of a switch to the 400m or long jump.
But Bolt quashed these thoughts by stating he plans to do the “three-peat,” adding “that is the focus. I don’t want to try any different events at Rio. I will just defend my titles to show the world there’s a possibility I can do it again.”
The Jamaican sprinter had also been looking to earn a squad place at Manchester United, but Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t yet signed him up to the Old Trafford outfit. It now seems though that Bolt will continue his intense training efforts even though the Olympics are over.
“It’s all about hard work,” the 26-year-old stated. “When I was doing great when I was young, people used to say I was fast for my age, but I have put a lot of work into it since I was a senior athlete. I continue to work hard, continue staying focused and pushing myself.”
Bolt has attested that this be the his main focus for the time being, and he plans to go faster each year he is on the track. So do you think that Bolt will be able to go even faster in Brazil?