Track superstar Usain Bolt has indicated that he is eager to break the 200m record again at the Rio Olympics in August.
The Jamaican sprinter holds the world record for the 200m event at 19.19 seconds, which he set in Berlin in 2009.
However, having the world and Olympic record (he ran 19.30s at the 2008 Games) is not enough for Bolt.
“One of the big records I want is the 200,” quipped the 29-year-old on Television Jamaica.
“What I want is sub-19…the first man to ever have done it…it would be a game-changer.
“If everything goes as planned it’s going to be an awesome Olympics. That’s the main aim. Everyone wants me to win again, but what they really want to see is records.”
Critics would argue that age is against Bolt, though his personal best in 2015 in the 200m was the 19.55 he ran in Beijing, suggesting that it could be possible.
Bolt will be competing in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m in Rio and is targeting an unprecedented ‘triple triple’, as he has won the gold medal in all three events at the past two Olympics.
However, what’s more concerning for Bolt’s challengers is that he could carry on to Japan in 2020.
“The coach says I can go on to even the next Olympics in 2020,” revealed Bolt, who would turn 34-years-old in 2020.
“But I’m not gonna say what I’m gonna do. My coach says I should stop talking about it all the time, let’s just go through these two years and see what happens.”
Bolt added that the older you get the tougher the training becomes and he would hate to try for a fourth Olympics if was not in perfect shape.
“So 32, 33, 34, it’s going to be a lot of work…if I feel I can do it I’ll definitely try. But for me, I want to retire on top of my game.
“I don’t want to continue if I know I’m not going to push myself hard enough.”