Usain Bolt Concentrating on Smashing 19-Second 200m Barrier

Updated: 04 August 2014 14:43 IST

Usain Bolt, the 100m world record holder, set the 200m record of 19.19 seconds five years ago in Berlin.

Usain Bolt Concentrating on Smashing 19-Second 200m Barrier
Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses for fans after winning the final of the men's 4 x 100m relay athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 2, 2014. © AFP

London:

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19-second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games. (Also read: Bolt charms as Jamaica and Kenya dominate)

The 27-year-old Bolt, double Olympic champion in 100m and 200m and a five-time world individual champion, wants to take his 200m world record below 19 seconds. (Also read: Glasgow CWG hailed best ever in rousing closing ceremony)

"I've said I want to run sub 19 for 200m - that's one of my biggest goals and my biggest dreams," the 27-year-old Bolt, who helped Jamaica to the 4x100m relay title in Glasgow, told the BBC. "I think I've done enough in the 100. (CWG Medal tally)

"I know people want to see me run fast in the 100 but I love my 200 and I want to do something special for myself. So for me, my main aim is the 200."

Bolt, the 100m world record holder, set the 200m record of 19.19 five years ago in Berlin.

"The world record can keep going down. You never know who's going to show up next and dominate," he added.

"I've said I want to run sub 19. That's one of my biggest goals and my biggest dreams, so I'm definitely going to be training hard and seeing what I can do."



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