Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete in history to win four Olympic gold medals in the individual sprint events and retaining his title in the 200m in 19.32 (wind: +0.4 m / s), Thursday.
Bolt, who became the first man to defend his Olympic title in the 200, beat his fellow Yohan Blake (second in 19.44) and Warren Weir (third in 19.84) to sign a historic Jamaican triple Olympic Games: only the United States had already completed a hat-trick on the Olympic podium in the 200.
At 25, Bolt was awarded, by equating the fourth time in history, their fourth consecutive Olympic sprint after his triumphs in 100 m (9.69) and 200m (19.30) in Beijing in 2008 and his victory over the straight line Sunday in London (9.63).
The Jamaican harvest his fifth Olympic gold medal by counting the 4x100m relay with Jamaica in 2008 and holds two world records in the sprint (9.58 and 19.19 in the 100 m by 200 m).
Bolt also has three individual World titles (100 and 200 m in 2009, 200 m in 2011) and two relays (4x100m in 2009 and 2011).
“I had my time. Everything is possible in life but we must see that there are plenty of young talent coming up,” He said after the event.
“I do not see that far Rio, he also said, evoking the next Olympic Games in four years. I managed to make me a legend and I will enjoy that status now. I’m going to rest and consider the following. I look forward anyway.”
“I love this sport, I still want to have fun and enjoy it,” he said.
The fivefold Olympic gold medalist said at a news conference he now thinking about World Championships which will be held in Moscow next year. But he did not know what he wanted to do.
He again rejected the idea to climb 400 m, “Please, no more questions about the 400,” he implored journalists) and did not rule out the length, he had already mentioned: “I always wanted to try that.”...
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