Bolt quitting after Brazil Olympics

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt reacts after winning the men’s 4x100-meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.
Associated Press / Martin Meissner

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has announced his intention to call it a day on his Olympic Career after the games in Brazil later his year.

Bolt said that this year’s Olympic will be the last and that he will not be extending his career to the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan.

“It’ll definitely be my last Olympics,” Bolt said in an interview in Kingston, Jamaica.

“It’s going to be hard to go four more years for me, to keep the motivation that I want, especially if I accomplish what I want to in Rio,” he said.

In January the Jamaican sprinter sensation had hinted at the prospect of extending his Olympic career beyond Brazil on the basis of comments reportedly made by his coach Glen Mills suggesting his fitness would carry him to Japan.

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