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NEWS: Usain Bolt could retire after Rio 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt and Justin GatlinThe future of the greatest runner in the world is uncertain, quite uncertain. Bolt will compete until the Brasilian Olympic Games in the next year, this is the only certainty; after that, there is nothing sure.

The Jamaican star had already announced, some years ago, that his career as a sprinter would have lasted until London World Championships in 2017. The event will take place in the Olympic Stadium, exactly where Usain Bolt succeded in doing a triple (100 – 200 – 4×100) in 2012.



The world champion, though, “stepped back” after the recent victories, stating that there is the 50% probability he will retire from competitions after Rio de Janeiro: “My sponsor want me to carry on one more year after the Olympic Games, but my trainer told me that if I do not want to train seriously and properly for the World Championships, I will be better not to partecipate”.

Bolt then added: “It will depend on my conditions after Rio and if I will feel like truly engaging my physique in one more season of competitions. It will depend on how much I will be focused and determined. So, we will see how it goes, as for now I cannot say anything for sure”.


Eventually, the champion from Trelawny commented his fall due to a cameraman’s error while driving a segway, in Beijing: “It was pretty scary, but accidents can happen”.

We can only but wait and see if Lightning Bolt will manage to conquer the golden medal for the fifht World Championships in a row.

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