Bolt unfazed by Gatlin
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The 100 and 200m world record holder, Bo Bolt won both events at the 2008 and 2012 O Olympics.
Having taken time off last year, the 28 28-year-old told Reuters he was looking to set qu quick times this season.
“I always try to wait until I run my first ra race (to set targets), but for me the aim is alw ways to go to the championship and to defend m my titles,” he said.
“But I want to run really fast this season so I’m working on it.”
Mills said Bolt had stepped up his preparati tion since running 46.37 seconds over 400m o on March 14 in Kingston.
“He has made significant strides since the last time you saw him (in competition),” he said.
“He’s down to compete in Brazil in another two weeks and he’s getting into the kind of competitive shape that he’ll be able to perform to the kind of levels that we know he’s capable of doing.
Bolt, who will compete on wildcard ent tries in Beijing, was also satisfied with his co condition as he gears up for his April 19 race in Rio de Janeiro, the host city for next year’s su summer Olympics where he will be expected to defend his titles.
His schedule also includes Diamond League m meetings in New York, Paris and Lausanne be before Beijing.
“I’m happy with where I’m at, I’m doing a lot of work leading up to this first run in Br Brazil ... that’s the focus right and that’s what we’re working towards,” said Bolt, who posted a picture of himself training on Easter Monday on his social media accounts.
Bolt could also appear at Jamaica’s national trials between June 25 and 28 in Kingston.
“He didn’t compete that much last year, he did very little, and in preparing for the world championships we’re trying to get him a fair amount of competition in pointing him in that direction,” Mills said.
“We have a number of international races lined up before the trials and his progress in those meets will determine whether or not he needs to run the trials, but it’s not off the table.” —