USAIN BOLT IS targeting a spectacular send-off as the Olympic track and field competition draws to a close tonight with Jamaica aiming to seal their sprinting supremacy.
After Bolt completed his unprecedented “double-double” of back-to-back 100m and 200m titles, the Jamaicans are targeting a possible world record as they bid to defend their 4x100m relay crown, but their anchor man is just focused on getting the baton around the track.
Bolt, who delighted the Olympic Stadium crowd on Thursday with a bravura performance in the 200m, allowed baited the media with the possibility that the Jamaicans’ own world best mark of 37.04sec, set in Daegu last year, could be under threat.
“It could be a world record but you can never say because it’s a relay and it’s a baton so you never know,” Bolt said.
“But for me, we’re just going to go out there and enjoy ourselves and run as fast as possible and it will be a good race to close the show again.”
Bolt didn’t run in last night’s heats, but Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, double sprint silver medallist Yohan Blake and Kemar Bailey-Cole paved the way for him by dominating their heat.