After announcing that Rio Olympics 2016 is going to be his last Olympic Games, Jamaican Usain Bolt has become one of the most anticipated athletes in this year?s running events. So, before he finally call it quits, here is his remaining schedule as well as where to watch it online.
Bolt is considered as the fastest man alive in the world. He has set several records in different sprinting competition. But sadly, he already announced that this year will be his last appearance in the Olympics. So for those fans who want to witness Bolt?s last run, here is his schedule:
- 200-meter First round: Tuesday, August 16 – 10:50 p.m.
- 200-meter Semi-final: Wednesday, August 17 – 9 a.m.
- 200-meter Final: Thursday, August 18 – 9:30 a.m.
- 4×100-meter Relay Round 1: Thursday, August 18 – 10:40 p.m.
- 4×100-meter Relay Final: Saturday, August 20 – 9:35 a.m.
Prior to these events, Usain Bolt has already won his first gold medal in the Olympics 2016. He finished first in the 100-meter-dash event with 9.81 seconds to defeat American Justin Gatlin (9.89 secs) and Canadian De Grasse (9.91 secs).
In this year?s Olympics, Bolt is going after a world record of winning his triple-triple of gold medals. Back in 2008 and 2012, he won gilts for 100-m, 200-m and 4×100-m relay. This year, he is eyeing to do the same before retiring from the Olympics Games. If he does, he would be the greatest sprinter in the history of the Olympics.
Aside from pursuing the world record, Bolt is also going to try to beat his previous record in the 200-meter-dash, which is at 19.19 seconds. He did that in 2009, and this year, Bolt mentioned that he is going to beat the 19-second barrier. ?I came here and I really want the 200 world record. That?s something I really want,? said the athlete in a press conference on Monday.
It is indeed going to be historic for Bolt in his final games in the Olympics. So, for those who want to witness the greatness of the sprinter, you can all watch it online live on NBCOlympics.com. Meanwhile, here are the highlights from Day 9 of Rio Olympics 2016:
How about you? Do you think Usain Bolt will beat his own record in the 200-m dash? Will he also be able to mark a world record with another triple-triple gold medals? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.