Bolt focuses on defending world, Olympic titles
Sunday, May 29, 2011
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Coming off a narrow victory in his much anticipated return to the track last week, Usain Bolt says he is now fully focused on his goal of defending his world and Olympic titles.
Bolt is scheduled to run the 100-meter race at the 50th edition of the Golden Spike meet Tuesday as he prepares himself for the Aug. 27-Sept. 4 world championships in Daegu, South Korea
The Jamaican will compete for the fifth time at the meet, which is part of the new IAAF World Challenge series, and for a second time in the 100-meter event. He won in a wind-assisted 9.77 seconds in 2009.
Bolt says his main aim is to post a quicker time than the 9.91 seconds he managed at the Golden Gala meet in Rome, where he narrowly beat former record-holder Asafa Powell.