Bolt unconcerned about doping at Olympics – Superstar sprinter Usain Bolt has revealed that doping might have found its way to the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The issue of doping had caused quite a bit of a turmoil before the start of the games, with many Russian athletes getting banned over a very deep doping scam in the country. Top American sprinters Justin Gatlin and LaShawn Merritt have also served bans in the past for doping.
“In life nothing is guaranteed,” Bolt said when asked if he thought the Olympics were doping-free. “For me going out there I never worry about that. I just go out there and compete.”
“I think we’re going in the right direction, I must say. I think we’re weeding out the bad ones. We have to go through a rough time before we get to the good times.”
Bolt is looking to win the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100 m gold medals for the 3rd Olympics running, and cement his place as the greatest sprinter of all time.
“As a young kid you grow up looking forward to the big Games,” he said. “Championships are what matters. This is what I do, I enjoy doing it. I’ve got to prove myself over and over again.”
“I like to entertain, because that’s what people come out to see,” he added. “I try to entertain and make it different. That’s my personality.”
Bolt holds the world records for 100m and 200m races, 9.58 for 100m and 19.19 for 200m, and has revealed his desire to break the 200m record. “I really want it, I really, really want that one. I’ve always wanted to run sub-19, so I’m really focused on that.
“I’m more nervous over 200m than anything else. For the 100m it’s never really that stressful. I know where I’m weakest and I know when I’m strongest. With the 200m I’m always nervous, from the heats all the way to the end.”