Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt wants to beat his own 100 metres world record and is targeting “something special” by breaking the 19-seconds barrier in the 200m at next month’s IAAF World Championship in Moscow, Russia.
Bolt, who set his record times of 9.58 (100m) seconds and 19.19 seconds (200m) at the World Championships in Berlin four years ago, has said those times can be beaten in Moscow next month.
“Yes, of course,” he said when asked about the 100m record. “It would require a technically almost perfect race, and for the weather conditions to be good but I’m focused on getting myself in a physical condition where I’m capable of doing it.”
Last month, the six-time Olympic gold medalist broke Namibia’s Frankie Fredericks IAAF Diamond League meeting record, returning a time of 19.79secs in the 200m at the Bislett Games in Oslo. After the race, Bolt said one of his goals is to win “three gold medals in Moscow.”
Those goals have not changed for the Jamaican sprint king and he also would ‘love’ to break the 19-second mark for the 200m.
“The 200m world record would be the one I’d really love to break again, to see if it’s maybe even possible to get it under 19 seconds. That would be something special.”