Bolt wants another gold, but a record would be nice
Usain Bolt thinks about winning the gold medal more than setting another world record.
He worries about entertaining the fans as much as establishing a legacy.
Track’s fun-loving Jamaican star said he still believes 100 meters can be run in the 9.4-second range, but that his biggest goal at the London Olympics in two years will be simply to win the gold medal again.
“I’m always just happy with a gold medal,” he said. “If we go there and nobody breaks a record, I’ll always have the record and there’s no worries for me.”
At Beijing in 2008, he smashed the world record in both the 100 and 200 and cel- ebrated in style.
He improved on his 100meter record last year at the world championships. It stands at 9.58 seconds, and he thinks he can go lower.
“I always say that probably 9.4 is possible,” Bolt said. “I hope I can be the one to get there because I work very hard and I want nothing but to be the best.”
To be a “legend,” though, he doesn’t believe he’ll have to set another record in London. He’ll merely have to win.
“I don’t think I’m a legend now,” he said. “A lot of people have done it one time. If I can double, few people in the world can say they’re double Olympic gold medalists. I want to be one of those few people.”
Carl Lewis is the only male runner to repeat in the 100 at the Olympics.