Gatlin To “Feel His Full Wrath”
Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, CD, the 29-year-old Jamaican-born sprinter is once again commanding attention at what can now be described as his “ramping shop” — the Olympics.
Bolt is timed as the fastest man on earth in both the 100 meters and 200 meters.
Along with his teammates, he is also the world record holder in the 4×100 meters relay and is currently the reigning Olympic champion in these three events.
He is the first man at the modern Olympic Games to win six gold medals in sprinting and an eleven-time World champion.
Consequently, one can understand how pissed he was when American champion Justin Gatlin criticized him for taking a medical exemption due to a hamstring strain from the Jamaica Olympic Trials.
He has already indicated that his rivals, including the American champion, will be in for a hard time when track and field get underway on August 12.
“Yes definitely, I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you, so it’s one of those things, but I’m looking forward to it, should be exciting and they will feel my full wrath as always,” Bolt reportedly told RJR Sports after training under the supervision of coach Glen Mills in the build up to attempt to complete the treble of gold medals over 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at the Rio Olympics.
The Jamaican world record holder with 9.58 (100m) and 19.19 (200m) done in 2009, is not perturbed by the fact that Americans Gatlin with 9.80 seconds and Lashawn Merritt 19.74 seconds, currently lead the 100m and 200m standings this season.
“No not at all, I’m in way better shape than I was last season; (at the Beijing World Championships) I’m feeling much more confident now and I’m much more comfortable with where I’m at (in preparation for Rio), so I’m happy; I’m just looking forward to starting and getting ready to go,” he reportedly added.
Carole Maye, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Carol Jesus Chan
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