To end his glorious career and to bid adieu from the Olympics Games as the fastest man ever lived on this planet, Usain Bolt is currently eyeing for his third sprint sweep at the Rio Olympic Games which is scheduled to start from the next month.
With 6 Olympic Gold Medals in the 100m, 200m and 4 X 100m event, Bolt has already assured his place not only as a Track & Field great, but as a sporting legend along with the likes of Pele, Muhammad Ali , Michael Jordan, Roger Federer and Michael Phelps, sportsmen who hailed as the greatest ever in their respective field.
Bolt has already announced that the Rio Olympics 2016 is going to be his final participation at the “Greatest Show on the Earth”. The 29-year old Jamaican, who will celebrate his 30th birthday the day after he will run his 4 X 100m relay race at Rio, will try to stamp eight years of sprint dominance and concrete his legacy by clinching the 100, 200 and 4×100 metres relay titles.
Bolt first came into the limelight when he stunned the whole world by finishing the 100m at just 9.69 seconds and making a new world record at the Beijing Olympics, eight years ago. He also topped the podium in the 200m and 4 X 100m relay race at the same Olympics. Since then, the Jamaican has proved himself numerous times at all the major championships and bagged 11 world titles. He again touched his feat of winning the three sprint titles at the 2012 London Olympics and established himself as the greatest ever athlete to run on the sporting track.
The only setback Bolt faced during this eight years tenure is at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu when he false started his 100m race and got disqualified. His critics started questioning over his fitness, but Bolt answered all the questions with his performance. The hardcore Manchester United fan again faced the same injury scares before the 2015 world championships, but again he clinched the silverware, leaving his rivals far behind.
All his competitors, like Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin, described Bolt’s injury concern as “traditional” & “crazy stuff” and they are sure Bolt will take part in the Rio Olympics 2016 and will give his best to win his seventh, eighth and ninth Gold Medal at this quadrennial sporting event. American track & field legend Michael Johnson described Bolt’s silverware winning chance at Rio in a best possible way. The 400m great said, “On the eve of the Olympics we’ll all be debating whether he can win. And then he will win.”