‘Legend’ Bolt considers future

Jamaica’s (2/9 – 4x100m winner outright) Usain Bolt has admitted he is not sure what events to focus on in the future following his 200m gold success at the Olympic Stadium on Thursday night.

The sprinting superstar became the first man ever to successfully defend both the 100m and 200m titles at the Games after he managed to record a time of 19.32 seconds in east London to see off the challenge of Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, who finished second and third respectively.

A clean sweep of medals in the 200m final for Jamaica emphasised the country’s sprinting credentials, as they look ahead to the 4x100m final showdown with the USA (3/1 – 4x100m winner outright) on Saturday.

Bolt was delighted he was able to live up to the expectation on his shoulders ahead of the Games in London and will now take time to consider his future in the sport.

He said: “I’m now a living legend. Bask in my glory.

“Now I am going to sit back, relax and think about what’s next.

“I don’t know what I really want to do after this, whether to run the 100 or 200 or try something else. I need to find a (new) goal that’s going to motivate me to great things.

“But I am not ready to retire. I love this sport. The rest of the season I am just going to have fun because I did what I came here to do.”

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