Bolt eyes Olympic final repeat to win world gold

Bolt eyes Olympic final repeat to win world gold

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, will be drawing curtains on his illustrious career after a decade long journey as a sprinter.

He recorded the fastest time of the year, albeit a strongly wind-assisted 9.69sec in Stockholm in June.

Andre de Grasse had been due to line up in the 100metres heats tomorrow but announced in the early hours of this morning that he tore a hamstring in one of his final training runs.

"It's always about listening to your coach and taking the doctor's advice and taking your time to recuperate while working as hard as possible to get over the injury", said Bolt. From me and everyone in the Puma family, we wish you all the very best for this one and all your future endeavours.

De Grasse was named to Team Canada to compete in the 100m, 200m, and 4 x 100m relay. "The evening was full of interesting insights into the man behind the medals and we are wishing him every success in his final race at the World Championships in London".

"For me he really did great for United last season so if we get a chance to sign him back I would go with Zlatan".

It was also reported that Bolt was "running scared" of De Grasse that the Jamaican tried to get the latter ousted from last month's Diamond League meeting in Monaco, where he set his season best of 9.95s.

"To be one of the guys in contention to win and to upset Bolt, that would be insane", Coleman said.

In a career spanning over 13 years, Bolt has amassed 11 world titles and eight Olympic gold medals along with the world records for the 100 and 200 meters, becoming one of the most famous athletes in the world in the process. "Usain Bolt's the best athlete who's probably ever lived, and Andre will be the first to admit that".

He will still face stiff competition in the 100m event from American Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman, as well as Jamaican team-mate Yohan Blake.

De Grasse took bronze at the 2015 IAAF Worlds in Beijing in the 100 and as part of the 4x100 relay, which also took Rio Olympic bronze.

Yet his absence now smooths the path for world 400m record holder Van Niekerk, who is seeking the same 200m/400m double that Michael Johnson last achieved at the 1995 Gothenburg World Championships. "I know he really wanted to make a mark at the World Championships".

But after an arduous year of competing both indoors and outdoors for Tennessee, Coleman will not compete in the 200 in London (he clocked 19.85 in Lexington, the third fastest time this year), instead focusing his efforts on the 100.

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