Usain Bolt to stick to the 100m and 200m

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Usain Bolt has stated his intent to defend both his titles over 100m and 200m sprint at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

The news will disappoint who were keen to see Bolt try his hand at another event. Shortly after completing his sprint treble in London Bolt had stated “My coach wants me to do 400m, I want to try long jump. It ‘s just about making different goals, there ‘s a lot of things I can do in the sport. “

However, those who want to see whether he is yet to reach his potential over the 100m and 200m will be delighted after Bolt annouced during a promotional visit to New Zealand:  “The three-peat. That ‘s the focus. There ‘s not going to be any different eventI will just defend my titles to show the world there ‘s a possibility I can do it again. “

Bolt believes he has the capability to go faster and faster each year and will surely be striving to better his own world records over the 100m and 200m in the 2013 World Championships held in Moscow.

“It ‘s all about hard work. 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. So for me that ‘s the focus right now – to see how fast I can go and I definitely try to go faster each year. “

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First published on: 8 October, 2012 12:00 am

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