Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Just In

Bolt – I'm not there yet, but I am getting there

KINGSTON — Usain Bolt has admitted that he is not in the same shape that propelled him to stardom at the Olympic Games, but promises that he is working hard to be ready for any possible showdown in Berlin later this month.

By World-Track Correspondent

Bolt4KINGSTON — Usain Bolt has admitted that he is not in the same shape that propelled him to stardom at the Olympic Games, but promises that he is working hard to be ready for any possible showdown in Berlin later this month.

"I’m probably a little bit back, compared to last year," Bolt said. "I’ve got a lot of work to do, day by day, but I am ready to do it.

"I’m a little bit tired because I am not really in the best shape of my life, but I’m okay," he added.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Olympic sprint hero was speaking after easily retaining his national sprint double at the Jamaica Championships in Kingston, running in negative wind readings at the weekend.

Bolt first ran an almost effortless world-leading 9.86seconds to win the 100m before returning the following day to win the 200m in 20.25secs, running into a -2.4 m/s wind – trotting the last 60m.

In the meantime, American Tyson Gay, who blasted to a wind-aided (+3.4m/s) 9.75seconds at the U.S. Championships last week, believes he is ready to challenge the Bolt’s 9.69secs world record set last in Beijing.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The Jamaican, however, believes it is going be "very hard" to break the mark.

Meanwhile, former world record holder Asafa Powell signaled his returned to form when he ran 9.97secs to finish behind Bolt at the Jamaica trials.

Powell, still bothered by the ankle injury he picked up in April was running his fastest time of the season.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Written By

Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

EDITOR'S PICKS

Olympic Games

Report and results from the men's 110m hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Grant Holloway leads the way and is expected to win...

Main News

Sydney McLaughlin lowered her own world 400m hurdles record with a 51.46 run, while Dalilah Muhammad was also inside the world record for silver.

Main News

Christine Mboma has been heavily criticized for breaking all these world U20 records and former Polish sprinter Marcin Urbas wants her to be tested.

Main News

Elaine Thompson-Herah becomes the second-fastest all-time in the 200m when winning the event again at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Tuesday.