Usain Bolt Steps Back From Commonwealth Games 2018, Sprints Towards Retirement

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Jamaican Sprinter & 3 times Olympic Gold Medalist Usain Bolt has no plans to extend his career beyond this year’s Championship going to be held in London and will not take part in the next Commonwealth Games going to be held at Australia in 2018.

30 Year old athlete guided his Jamaican team and his only gold at Commonwealth Games back in Glasgow in 2014 & organizers had hoped that he might extend his career to the next edition on the Gold Coast in April 2018.

Bolt Guides His Team At Glasgow 2014 For Relay Gold
Bolt Guides His Team At Glasgow 2014 For Relay Gold

“To come out here next season, to really train as hard as I need to get to the level I need to win, it’s not going to happen,” Bolt told reporters in Melbourne on Thursday.

Bolt is going to lead an international team of “All Stars” in the Nitro Athletics series in the Australian city against four other teams from England, China, New Zealand and Japan. The first meeting would be held on Saturday and the next two on 9th and 11th of February. “It is going to be great, going to be something different. Like cricket and Twenty20, it’s going to be different,” Bolt added. “I feel it will catch on, it’s going to bring a lot of excitement to the sport. “It is going to be something different, not going to be normal — a lot more exciting. I feel personally it is a great idea. This is why I am a part of it.”

Usain Bolt Will Be Retiring After This Year’s World Championships in London.
Usain Bolt Will Be Retiring After This Year’s World Championships in London.
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