Bolt plans to compete in Rio

 

Athletics:Usain Bolt will target the Rio Olympic Games in four years' time, but he's not yet sure what events he will compete in. The Jamaican could chase more sprint records, but the long jump appeals the six-time gold medallist awell.

Since the London Games, in which Bolt retained his Olympic 100 metre and 200m crowns, there has been speculation he could quit athletics and not compete in 2016. His hunger for success, however, appears to be showing no signs of abating.

"Yes definitely I will be there (in Rio), as long as I'm fit and I'm ready," Bolt said at a promotional event in Lausanne today. "It'll be a little bit harder but I'm looking forward to it."

The possibility of Bolt, also a member of Jamaica's world record-breaking 4x100 relay team in London, switching from the sprints to the 400m or long jump has long been debated.

American Carl Lewis - who like Bolt claimed back-to-back Olympic 100 titles - was also a four-time men's long jump gold medallist, dominating the event from 1984 in Los Angeles to Atlanta in 1996.

"It's just about making different goals, there's a lot of things I can do in the sport," Bolt said. "My coach wants me to do 400 metres, I want to try long jump. I could always try to aim for the records again, so there's different things but after the season we'll decide what we want to do and work on that next season."

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