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Bolt targeting sub-19 200m run

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NEW YORK, April 22: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt is targeting a sub-19 seconds run in the 200 metres and has cast doubt over whether he will wind up his illustrious career following the Rio Olympics in August.

The reigning World and Olympic champion in both the 100 and 200 metres, Bolt is seeking to become the first athlete to win the events at three successive Olympics, following his conquests in Beijing in 2008 and in London four years later, reports CMC.

�Just to defend my titles, to do the three-peat. That�s my main goal. That�s my main focus,� Bolt said here on Thursday.

�My secondary goal is to try and run sub-19. That�s something I really want and I hope that everything goes smoothly and I can get it. That would be a big step for me.�

The 29-year-old, who holds the 200 metres world record at 19.19 seconds, has struggled with an ankle injury this year, but has slowly worked his way back into fitness and is scheduled to make his season debut next month at the Cayman Islands Invitational.

Bolt is also expected to appear at the Ostrava Golden Spike later in May before participating at his own track club�s meet, Racer�s Track Club Grand Prix, in June ahead of the Jamaica trials.

Bolt said he was carefully building up his fitness with the chief objective of the Olympics in mind.

�I�m feeling OK. My coach (Glen Mills) says my fitness is not exactly where he wants it to be,� Bolt said. � IANS

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Bolt targeting sub-19 200m run

NEW YORK, April 22: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt is targeting a sub-19 seconds run in the 200 metres and has cast doubt over whether he will wind up his illustrious career following the Rio Olympics in August.

The reigning World and Olympic champion in both the 100 and 200 metres, Bolt is seeking to become the first athlete to win the events at three successive Olympics, following his conquests in Beijing in 2008 and in London four years later, reports CMC.

�Just to defend my titles, to do the three-peat. That�s my main goal. That�s my main focus,� Bolt said here on Thursday.

�My secondary goal is to try and run sub-19. That�s something I really want and I hope that everything goes smoothly and I can get it. That would be a big step for me.�

The 29-year-old, who holds the 200 metres world record at 19.19 seconds, has struggled with an ankle injury this year, but has slowly worked his way back into fitness and is scheduled to make his season debut next month at the Cayman Islands Invitational.

Bolt is also expected to appear at the Ostrava Golden Spike later in May before participating at his own track club�s meet, Racer�s Track Club Grand Prix, in June ahead of the Jamaica trials.

Bolt said he was carefully building up his fitness with the chief objective of the Olympics in mind.

�I�m feeling OK. My coach (Glen Mills) says my fitness is not exactly where he wants it to be,� Bolt said. � IANS

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