Usain Bolt rules out athletics comeback

Usain Bolt: I could have won the 100m race at Tokyo Olympics

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.”

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