Bolt wants an­other gold, but a record would be nice

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - By Ed­die Pells

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.

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