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Bolt wants to race at Commonwealth Games next year

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track

bolt100mBERLIN — After missing the 2006 edition of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia because of an injury, Jamaican world record holder Usain Bolt could be heading to New Delhi next year.

"I think I will be going to the Commonwealth Games (next year in), but my coach will decide," Bolt said.

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With no major championships scheduled for next year, it is highly unlikely that the 23-year-old will skip the meeting. The only question is what event will he contest.

The triple Olympic gold medallist was again in fine form in yet another fruitful summer for the Jamaicans at a major championships.

After sweeping the sprints in Beijing last year, Bolt added another treble to his tally at the just concluded IAAF World Championships in Berlin, when he sizzled to world records in both the 100 metres and 200 metres, prior to collecting gold in the 4x100m, a few days later.

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The 23-year-old first broke his 100m world record with a stunning 9.58seconds run to beat American Tyson Gay (9.71) and Asafa Powell (9.84), before producing a remarkable 19.19secs that left even the great Michael Johnson stunned.

"Unbelievable — a ridiculous race," Johnson said. "The bend is unbelievable. No one has ever run a bend like this and probably never will.

"He ran hard and tried as hard as possible. He was up on (Wallace) Spearmon 15 meters into the race.

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"This is the most incredible bend ever. He doesn’t run with technique — he’s rocking all over the place — and then he’s already got a big smile on his face at the end."

Bolt admitted that he was very tired after the 200m, but still came back to run the third leg on the Jamaican team that ran the second fastest time ever in the 4x100m relays — second only to their own world record, set last year at the Olympics.

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