Beat that! Bolt thinks record is unbreakable

 21 Aug 2016 - 0:00

Beat that! Bolt thinks record is unbreakable
Usain Bolt (C) of Jamaica celebrates victory after the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 19, 2016. ( Salih Zeki Fazl?o?lu - Anadolu Agency )

 

Rio de Janeiro: Usain Bolt insisted it was “mission accomplished” after signing off with a ‘treble-treble’ in his final Olympic race, predicting that his  achievements may never be broken.
“I hope I’ve set the bar high enough that no one can do it again,” said sprint king Bolt, a ninth Olympic gold medal safely in the bank.
“It’s a great feeling -- I’ve worked so hard every Olympics to win three gold medals and I’m just so happy I’ve accomplished so much,” he added, admitting his Olympic farewell was tinged with a little sadness.
“I knew it was going to be done and I’m definitely going to miss the crowd and the energy, and I’m going to miss the competition.
“It’s just have mixed feelings now, but it’s been a great career. I’ll have to make a new bucket list now, I’ve achieved all I wanted to in track and field.”
Bolt, who has said he will retire after next year’s world championships in London, brought Jamaica home in 37.27 seconds ahead of surprise silver medallists Japan and Canada, promoted to third after the United States were disqualified from the final.
He also made it a perfect nine wins out of nine Olympic finals he has contested, but confessed to feeling nervous before Nickel Ashmeade brought him the baton.
“I was just watching them and praying they didn’t mess up,” said Bolt, who turns 30 when the Rio Games close on Sunday.
“As soon as I got the baton, I knew I was going to win this one. There’s no one on the anchor leg going to out-run me. I told the guys: ‘don’t give me too much work to do!’
“It’s a relief because I’ve had all this pressure over the years to achieve gold medals, back-to-back all the time.”

AFP