Olympics: 'Ageing' Bolt Takes Second Rio Gold
Zeeshan Mehtab Published August 19, 2016 | 01:02 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Augst,2016) - Usain Bolt won his second gold medal of the Rio Olympics, brushing aside all-comers again in his favourite 200m sprint but blamed his "ageing" body for missing his own world record. The Jamaican triumphed as Britain's Brownlee brothers dominated in triathlon to keep their country ahead of China in the medals race.
Teenager Kimia Alizadeh became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal in taekwondo. The 29-year Bolt covered 200m in 19.78sec to easily beat Canadian Andre de Grasse and France's Christophe Lemaitre. Before the race Bolt had said he would go for his world record of 19.
19sec and his winning time was sluggish by the Jamaican's exacting standards. He indicated that as time catches up with his body he may not run the 200m at the world championships next year in London. "I wasn't happy with the time, my body just wouldn't respond in the straight.
I'm getting older and my body is ageing. "Personally I think this is my last 200 but my coach may beg to differ." Bolt insisted that he has done enough to be ranked alongside sport's top heroes Pele and Muhammad Ali. "I am trying to be one of the greatest. Be among Ali and Pele.