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Usain Bolt talks retirement after 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt talks retirement after 2016 Olympics

BRUSSELS (AP) ~Usain Bolt is making some pretty interesting assumptions. One, he’s assuming that he’ll be able and available for the 2016 Olympics. He’s also saying that when he does, he’ll be retiring soon after. Assumption or not, his record-setting sprints makes his assumptions plausible and logical. He wants to retire the best in the world:

“So far, (it) is after the Olympics in Rio,” Bolt said of his retirement plans. “I think if I am in great shape, I’ll go there and do what I have to do. I think it will be a good time to retire, on top.”

Bolt plans to set a new record in the 200 meters and win more medals. He want to be listed among the greatest athletes in the world:

“If I want to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys I have to continue dominating until I retire,” Bolt said .

If that’s his goal, he just may do it. Bolt became the most decorated athlete in the world last month when he won three gold medals in Moscow making his total eight gold and two silvers. He won six gold medals at the Olympics. He’s now setting his sights on winning in Glascow, Scotland for the Commonwealth games next year.

“I have never been to Commonwealths and so it is always good to add to your collection of gold medals,” Bolt said.

Bolt is already spoken in the conversations about the greatest athletes and he wants to continue to go farther and break more records. Can he be stopped? It doesn’t look like it. It seems only time and age can slow him down.

What do you think?

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~Angela Davis

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