The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt is set to historically defend his titles in the 100m, 200m, and 2x100m relay.
Usain Bolt was able to gain his records from the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 games. If he manages to successfully defend his titles, then he will undoubtedly become one of the greatest sprinters of our time.
Bolt was able to win in the 100m relay on Sunday, August 14 in 9.81 seconds. He went on to win again in the 200m heat on Tuesday, August 16 with a time of 20.28 seconds.
Bolt has said that he plans to break his former world record in with a time below the 19-second mark.
Bolt made similar plans before as he?s always wanted to become the first man to dip below 19 seconds for the 200m here in Rio. His fastest time so far this year is 19.89 seconds during the London Anniversary Games.
With Sports history happening before everyone?s eyes, everyone shares the same question: will he be able to do? Well, everyone will soon know on Thursday, August 18 when the much anticipated 200m final takes place at the Olympic stadium.
Bolt shares appears determined saying that: “I’m going to leave it all on the track and do the best I possibly can.”. He also shares some confidence in the great feat as he says that:?I think if I can get a good night’s rest after the semi-finals, it’s possible,”
Bolt might be a phenomenal runner, but he?s facing off against some pretty stiff competition as well. Incredibly, four runners have even gone faster over the distance compared to Bolt.
The faster of the four is LaShawn Merritt of USA. LaShawn managed to pull off 19.74 seconds at the US Olympic trial back on July 8. Shawn is a competitor to look out for. He?s already been timed under 19.80 seconds three times already this year. With both dreams and tension at an all-time high, we are all eager to see what will happen next.