Wednesday, September 4, 2013

NBC on Yahoo! Sports Usain Bolt reportedly to retire after Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt sees the Rio 2016 Olympics as the possible end of his career. “I think it will be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long,” Bolt said two days before his final 100-meter race of the season, according to The Associated Press.
Bolt, 27, is still dominating. He won triple gold at last month's World Championships, just as he did at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He has said he wants to win three more golds in 2016 in his usual events (100, 200, 4×100 relay). That would give Bolt nine career Olympic medals, all gold, matching Carl Lewis‘ record for most Olympic titles in track and field.

Finnish distance legend Paavo Nurmi holds the record for most overall Olympic track and field medals with 12. “If I want to be among the greats of [Muhammad] Ali and Pele and all these guys,” Bolt said, “I have to continue dominating until I retire.”

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