Athletics, Rio 2016

Bolt gunning for third consecutive ‘golden hat-rick’

World renowned sprinter, Usain Bolt is preparing to etch his name in sporting history by being the first athlete to win a 3rd consecutive gold medal in the Olympics for the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m event.

He might be facing some tough competition in Rio, but the 30-year-old athlete is ready to light up the prestigious sporting event.

“I know this sport requires me to win the gold again in this year’s Olympics. It is what I want as well so I’ll work hard to maintain my focus to clinch the gold medal,” he said.

Photo credit: Daily Mail
Photo credit: Daily Mail

In his last competitive appearance, Bolt clocked in at 9.88 seconds in a 100m event last June, before pulling out from a 200m race in Jamaica after injuring his hamstring.

“My preparations were not affected by my previous injury. As for the possibility of breaking the world record, it’ll be hard for the 100m because it’s too technical.

“Personally, I feel I can go for the 200m record because there’s room for improvement to increase my speed,” said the Jamaican runner.

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