‘Sir’ Bolt: I’m on track for legend status


USAIN Bolt said he was closing in on his biggest aim of becoming a sprinter the world would never forget.

“I keep telling you guys my aim is to become a legend. I don’t think about records. I don’t put myself under pressure. I know what to do and I go and execute,” the 22-year-old told reporters.

“I did well for myself and I am on my way to becoming a legend so I am just happy.

“I keep saying anything is possible. You work hard, you train hard. I still train very hard and running fast races doesn’t change that,” he said.

Bolt said he was not interested in convincing those who did not believe the records were a result of his hard work, saying that questions about doping were an inevitable part of athletics.

“I am not worried. I don’t get offended,” he said. “I know it is going to be always like this in the sport.”

Asked whether a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth would be something he would like, Bolt said: “I just say that would be a great thing. Seriously that would be wonderful.

“I would get the title ‘Sir Usain Bolt’. That sounds very nice.” — Reuters

MEN

200m: 1. Usain Bolt (Jam) 19.19 (world record), 2. Alonso Edward (Pan) 19.81, 3. Wallace Spearmon (USA) 19.85.

110m hurdles: 1. Ryan Brathwaite (Bar) 13.14, 2. Terrence Trammell (USA) 13.15, 3. David Payne (USA) 13.15.

50km walk: 1. Sergey Kirdyapkin (Rus) 3:38:35, 2. Trond Nymark (Nor) 3:41:16, 3. Jesus Angel Garcia (Spa) 3:41:37.

Decathlon: 1. Trey Hardee (USA) 8790pts, 2. Leonel Suarez (Cub) 8640, 3. Aleksandr Pogorelov (Rus) 8528.

WOMEN

400m hurdles: 1. Melaine Walker (Jam) 52.42, 2. Lashinda Demus (USA) 52.96, 3. Josanne Lucas (Tri) 53.20.

High jump: 1. Blanka Vlasic (Cro) 2.04m, 2. Anna Chicherova (Rus) 2.02, 3. Ariane Friedrich (Ger) 2.02.

G S B Ttl

JAMAICA 5 2 2 9

UNITED STATES 4 4 5 13

RUSSIA 2 2 5 9

GERMANY 2 2 2 6

KENYA 2 2 2 6

BRITAIN 2 0 1 3

POLAND 1 4 1 6

CUBA 1 2 1 4

ETHIOPIA 1 2 1 4

BARBADOS 1 0 0 1

BAHRAIN 1 0 0 1

CROATIA 1 0 0 1

SPAIN 1 0 0 1

N. ZEALAND 1 0 0 1

SOUTH AFRICA 1 0 0 1

SLOVENIA 1 0 0 1

CHINA 0 1 2 3

CANADA 0 1 0 1

CZECH REP 0 1 0 1

IRELAND 0 1 0 1

PANAMA 0 1 0 1

PORTUGAL 0 1 0 1

PUERTO RICO 0 1 0 1

ERITREA 0 1 0 1

ESTONIA 0 0 1 1

FRANCE 0 0 1 1

MEXICO 0 0 1 1

T & TOBAGO 0 0 1 1

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