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Bolt aiming to compete at Commonwealth Games next year

Published:Friday | September 20, 2013 | 10:13 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica's global sprint legend Usain Bolt wants to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, the six-time Olympic champion says he will have discussions with his coach Glen Mills on his plans to compete in Glasgow.

The 27-year-old Bolt says he will never go against his coach.

If given the go ahead by coach Mills, Bolt says he would probably only run the 200 metres.

Bolt came to prominence with victory in the 100, 200 and 4 by 100-metre relay at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and did the same in London four years later.

He now aims to complete the 'treble treble' by winning all three disciplines at the 2016 Games in Rio to cement his legend status.

Meanwhile, Bolt is considering putting plans to end his career after the next Olympics on hold to run at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Bolt says he really wants to retire after Rio but his fans and sponsors want him to compete at the 2017 World Championships.


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