World record holder Usain Bolt on August 8 announced that Rio Olympics 2016 would be his last Olympics.
The announcement was made during a press conference where the Jamaican sprinter said that he has “done everything” and proven himself and thus it was his “last Olympics for sure”.
Bolt also disclosed that a lot of people aren’t happy about his decision, though he didn’t clear whom he was talking about. Media suspects Bolt’s reference was to his fans and sponsors who have invested a lot of money in him.
Bolt’s announcement though doesn’t come as an absolute surprise as he would be 33 years old by the time Tokyo Olympics takes place.
When asked about his world records, Bolt said he “really, really” wants to keep his world record in the 200 meters but added “it’s going to take sub-19 [seconds]” to do so.
At present Bolt holds the 200 meters world record at 19.19 seconds.
Besides 200 meters, Bolt also holds the world record for 100 meters at 9.58 seconds and world record of 36.84-second in the 4×100 relay.