Bolt eyes triple treat at Rio Olympics

Sprint King, Usain Bolt, aims to crown his legacy in athletics with an unprecedented Olympic three-peat at the Rio Olympics, and he does not want to call it quit for now.

The 29-year-old Jamaican even suggested he could extend his career beyond the 2017 season.

Bolt won the 100 and 200m sprints at the last two Olympics and added gold in the 4×100 relays in both Beijing (2008) and London (2012) with his Jamaican teammates.

At a sponsorship event hosted by Hublot, Bolt was interviewed about his target for Rio Olympics.

“Just to defend my titles, to do the three-peat. That’s my main goal. That’s my main focus,” said the Manchester United fan.

Bolt, who set the world 200m record of 19.19 in 2009, would love to win the sub-19 seconds 200 meters race.

“My secondary goal is to try and run sub-19, That’s something I really want and I hope that everything goes smoothly and I can get it. That would be a big step for me.”

The six-time Olympic gold medallist said his coach, Glen Mills, wanted him to leave the retirement door open.

“Coach says I shouldn’t say I want to retire just yet, I should focus on the year and see how I feel after the 2017 world championships in London,” Bolt said.

“And if I still feel like I want to retire, I should. But he says to give it a chance, because I think my coach is pushing for me to go a few more years. We’ll see what happens,” he added.

“Personally, I don’t really want to continue for years and years because it’s getting hard. I have to sacrifice more and more. It takes up so much of your time.”

Bolt will leave the legacy as the greatest sprinter ever to grace track and field.