BOLT LEAVES DOOR OPEN FOR WORLDS

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

USAIN BOLT has left the door open to run­ning in both the 100 and 200m at next year’s world cham­pi­onships where he said he will be more fo­cused on pro­tect­ing his legacy than top­ping his world records. The Ja­maican, who last month drew down the cur­tain on his Olympic ca­reer by se­cur­ing a sweep of the sprint ti­tles for a third suc­ces­sive Games, said his plan was to only con­test the 100m in Lon­don but that his coach has other ideas. “That’s the plan, but I still have to dis­cuss it with my coach,” Bolt told Tele­vi­sion Ja­maica yes­ter­day. “(Glen Mills) still wants me to do the dou­ble, but I’ve told him I would re­ally like to just do the 100m, so at the start of the sea­son we’ll de­cide ex­actly what (to fo­cus on), but that’s what’s on my mind. No (world records), it’s all be­yond me now, right now it is just for me to go out there and leave with a big bang as much as pos­si­ble,” said Bolt. “I just want to go to the world cham­pi­onships, do my best as al­ways and stay on a cer­tain level and that’s the plan.” match­ing any of the top play­ers on the world cir­cuit after tak­ing the ti­tle on Sun­day in New York. “Stan is a player that over the last cou­ple of years has been play­ing great ten­nis. When he is play­ing well he is able to play very well against all op­po­nents,” Nadal told re­porters in New Delhi be­fore a Spain-In­dia Davis Cup clash. Five-time cham­pi­ons Spain are favourites to win their meet­ing against In­dia, but Nadal said he was tak­ing noth­ing for granted. “We lost a cou­ple of con­fronta­tions that we be­lieved we were the favourites (for) and we were in a good po­si­tion to win, so max­i­mum re­spect for all op­po­nents, for In­dia.”

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