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Bolts says he could have gone 9.56 without showboating

MANCHESTER — Usain Bolt revealed that he could have gone as fast as 9.56seconds in the 100m at the Olympic Games in Beijing, last summer, had he not celebrated metres before the finishing line.

By Glen Andrews (Sporting Actions)

MANCHESTER — Usain Bolt revealed that he could have gone as fast as 9.56seconds in the 100m at the Olympic Games in Beijing, last summer, had he not celebrated metres before the finishing line.
 
Bolt won the men’s 100m crown with a stunning world record time of 9.69secs, but said on Saturday that he could have perhaps sliced 0.13-seconds off his time, had he not  decided to showboat.

Questioned by reporters before his 150m street race in Manchester on Sunday on how fast he would have gone he said: "Maybe 9.56."
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The 22-year-old has raised the bar high in the sprint world, which makes him the most wanted man in the sport nowadays.
 
The world record holder in both short the sprint events says he would like to keep those titles, but admits that others, including fellow Jamaican countryman – the man whom he replaced as the 100m world record holder – will he hot on his heels again this season.

"If I want to stay where I am at, it is going to take a lot of work," Bolt said.
 
"Asafa (Powell) wants the world record back and there are a lot of people out there who want the world record. I want to be a legend and I have to keep working and that is what keeps me going."
 
Bolt was in Manchester, at the Old Trafford Stadium to witness his favourite team Manchester United win the English Premiership crown for the 18th season.

 

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