Usain Bolt on whether his world records will be broken at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Usain Bolt on whether his world records will be broken at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Abigael Wafula 22:00 - 18.05.2024

Usain Bolt has talked about his life after retirement and why he thinks his world records are far from being broken.

Double world record holder (100m and 200m) Usain Bolt is itching to go back to competition since his retirement in 2017 but this time as a fan.

Bolt is widely regarded as the greatest sprinter of all time and has since admitted that he misses competing and making a return at the Olympic Games this year to watch athletes will unlock a new level of eagerness to compete.

The 11-time Olympic champion noted that life after retirement has been great so far since he has a family which he loves spending a lot of time with.

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"Definitely, you know, it's been good. I can't complain. I try to stay busy. I have a family now so I try to... figure out the time and stay home sometimes, spend some time with the family. But I do miss competition, especially when I watch it.

"I know I'm going to be itching when I get to the Olympics this year. For me, that should be interesting. I'm also excited to be there first time to actually watch a championship. So that should be good," he told the Hindu.

The multiple world champion also insisted that his world records are not under any threat despite the fast times that athletes have been posting recently.

He set the 100m world record of 9.58 seconds and the 200m world record of 19.19 seconds at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin which have not been threatened ever since.

"Well, for me, I don't think so. Not right now. I think there's a long way to go. You understand, I don't see anybody really break the record.

“So I think I still have a few more years to go (laughs). No, I don't think the world record will be under threat. For me, I'm watching what's going on now when it comes to the race, it's picking up a few times.

"A few of them have run under 10 seconds. So I'm just observing now. I think by July we'll see who will be out in front and we can definitely see where the race will go. But for now, we're still just watching and see. The leads are progressing," he said.