Jamaican track star Usain Bolt says he’s considering retiring following a final performance at next year Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Though the 29-year-old has not finalized a decision, he says recent injuries and advice from his coach Glen Mills has pressured him against pushing for one more season to compete at 2017’s World Championships.
In an interview in the ‘Last Lap’ section of November’s issue of Track and Field News, Bolt said “After Rio, as I said, my sponsors want me to go one more year, but my coach said: ‘Listen to me, ‘if you’re not going to be serious about going to the World Championships in London, then I shouldn’t go’.”
Bolt burst onto the scene in 2008 in Beijing when he won both the 100- and 200-meter gold, along with the top prize in the 4×100-meter relay. The Jamaican superstar replicated those feats in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics.