Bolt: I Want To Do The Long Jump

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Usain Bolt confirmed his place as one of the greatest sprinters in history by defending both 100m and 200m gold medals at London 2012.

And with both world records already his, it seems there are no worlds left to conquer in sprinting for the 26-year-old – so he is turning to a new event.

Bolt has confirmed that he wants to put his energies into the long jump – an event in which Carl Lewis, the last man to retain the 100m Olympic title – excelled.

But Bolt’s coach Glen Mills wants his man to aim instead at taking on the 400m.

“My coach wants me to do 400 metres, I want to try long jump”, Bolt told Sky News.

“I could always try to aim for the records again, so there’s different things — but after the season we’ll decide what we want to do and work on that next season.”

Bolt has also publicly stated that he has dreams of playing football for Manchester United or playing cricket in Australia’s Big Bash League.

But he is still keen to try and defend his sprint crowns one more time, confirming that he is intending to compete again in the next Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

“Definitely I will be there, as long as I’m fit and I’m ready”, he said. “It’ll be a little bit harder but I’m looking forward to it.” Home Page

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