The eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt thinks he could have the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games gold in 100m race.
The 35-year-old was absent from his first summer Olympic Games since Athens 2004.
“I really missed it. I was like, I wish I was there,” he said in an interview with AFP. “Because for me, I live for those moments. So it was hard to watch.”
The 100m title was won by Lamont Marcell Jacobs with a time of 9.80s. The Italian sprinter with his team-mates also took the title in the 4x100m. Bolt thinks that he could have been fighting for a podium place, if he was at the Olympics
“My coach said something to me at the end of my career. He said, ‘People are not getting faster. I was getting slower.’ I never looked at it that way,” said Bolt.
“And it’s the facts because a lot of guys don’t really get faster. Because I have pushed the barrier so far and then I started going backwards time-wise, so for me 9.80 was possible to get done.”