Last Update 21:53
Thursday, 14 November 2019

Bolt eyes 9.7s at 100m in Ostrava

Jamaican Usain Bolt holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 metres, as well as the 200 metres and 4x100 relay records

Reuters, Tuesday 22 May 2012
Usain Bolt
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures at the airport after arriving in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Monday, May 21, 2012. (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 571
Share/Bookmark
Views: 571

Olympic champion Usain Bolt hopes to clock 9.7 seconds in the 100 metres at the Golden Spike meeting in the Czech Republic on Friday as he continues his preparations for the London Games.

Arriving in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava, Bolt said on Tuesday he was happy with his season start but wanted to improve on the 9.82 he set in his sole race this year in Kingston on May 5.

"I think I am in a great shape. My coach is very happy with where I am at, and I am very happy with it also," he told reporters.

"So I'm definitely going out there to run, probably 9.7 would be good for me."

Bolt owns the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100, as well as world records in the 200 and 4x100 relay.

He won gold in 100, 200 and 4x100 relay races at the Beijing Games in 2008 and is hungry for more success in London this year.

"I definitely want to improve on my last Olympic Games. Run fast, win more golds," he said.

"Hopefully I can break those records at the Olympic games, it would be a wonderful feat. I'm really looking forward to it and training toward it."

(For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter: @AO Sports)

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.