Usain Bolt has owned the world of sprinting in last five years, and whenever he hasn’t crossed the finish line in first place, it’s usually his Jamaican friend and teammate Yohan Blake who has stepped up to the plate.
Bolt, who recently spoke to journalists at the Diamond League Athletics meeting in Paris, said that he’s not ready to give up his throne yet and still plans to rule the sprinting universe.
The American sprinters, who in the past years dominated the short races, have been pretty much obsolete since the tall Jamaican hit the scene.
In a recent interview, U.S. sprinter Tyson Gay talked what it would take to beat Bolt at the Track and Field World Championships, which will be held in Moscow later this summer.
“It’s no secret that this guy is a championship performer and you have to bring your ‘A’ game to beat him, or better than your ‘A’ game.” Gay said. “I hope Usain stays healthy and may the best man win.”
Usain Bolt, on the other hand, isn’t ready to concede his top spot as of yet. He was quoted by the French press as saying he wants to “keep dominating until the next Olympics.” He added, “that’s the key thing really, I’ve won everything already, but now it’s to show I can be a dominant sprinter.”
Bolt’s next race will be July 6 at Stade de France Diamond League track meet in Paris.