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Bolt Considers Trying New Events

Usain Bolt has said that he is still considering adding the 400 metres or long jump to his repertoire.

Usain Bolt has said that he is still considering adding the 400 metres or long jump to his repertoire.

Last week Bolt said that he was considering branching out for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

At an event in Tokyo bolt said that he wants to “find something else now to strive towards.” He said that he’ll see what he decides at the start of the season. Bolt retained his 100m and 200m Olympic titles this year which he described as an “honour”.

Bolt said that for him to go home after the Olympics “sit down, and reflect on what just happened, it was emotional” and added that it was a “wonderful stepping stone” in his life.

He also spoke of his desire to start playing football after he retires from running. He said that at the end of his career “it would be something I would love to try because I think I’d be good at it.”

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has even offered to give Bolt a chance on pitch in a future charity game against Real Madrid’s Legends team. Bolt said that he’s previously participated in charity matches in Jamaica and done well and added that “it’s something I’d like to try definitely.”

OCA News Editor

Christian Bright is a professional sports commentator with keen interests in football, tennis and horse racing. His experience in the reporting on professional sports makes him a key asset to OCA’s coverage of athletic events and matches.

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