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PROTRACK » International Results & News » Usain Bolt to look at Long Jump & 400m in 2013

Usain Bolt to look at Long Jump & 400m in 2013

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1 Usain Bolt to look at Long Jump & 400m in 2013 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:37 am

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line
to win the men's 100 meters at the IAAF
Diamond League athletics meeting at the
Stade de France Stadium in Saint-Denis,
near Paris July 16, 2010.


Bolt will consider long jump or 400 after London Games
By Simon Evans
UK Reuters
MIAMI | Tue Aug 24, 2010


MIAMI (Reuters) - Jamaican triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt could compete in the long jump or over 400 metres at the 2013 Moscow world championships, the sprinter told Reuters on Tuesday.

In a telephone interview from Jamaica, Bolt said he was aiming to emulate American Carl Lewis by successfully defending his Olympic 100 metres title at the 2012 London Games.

He said he would then look to try some new events, some years earlier than he has previously indicated.

"My aim is to defend both of my titles, I have to focus on those first and then after London, I will decide if I will try either of those events," said Bolt, who is resting at home after cutting his season short to recover from a back injury.

"I really think I will be a good long jumper, that's what I think, I don't know what my coach will think, maybe he'll say try 400 metres."

Bolt's coach Glen Mills and many other Jamaicans, have long felt that the man who smashed the 100 and 200 metres world records in Beijing two years ago, would make an outstanding 400 meters runner.

"A lot of people think I will be a really good 400 metres runner and if he says let's try maybe I will try and see what happens. I will listen to my coach because he has been my inspiration throughout all these years," Bolt said.

Bolt, who on Tuesday announced a new sponsorship deal with Puma, was more enthusiastic, however, when talking about the long jump.

As a school kid growing up in the parish of Trelawney on Jamaica's North West coast, Bolt first got a taste of the long jump, one of the many sporting activities, including cricket and football that he took part in.

But it was a casual jump during a warmup at an event in the Czech Republic two years ago that gave Bolt the taste for the event.

"I did long jump in (school) sports day but it wasn't anything serious, I went Ostrava one year and I tried it out and jumped quite a distance, in my tracksuit. I decided. I'd like to try this before retiring, at the end of my career," he said.

Last year Mike Powell, holder of the world long jump record which he set in 1991, said Bolt could break that record of 8.95 metres.

In the more immediate future though, Bolt is focussed on getting back in shape -- he returns to training in Kingston on October 4 -- for next year's world championships.

Prior to taking his break, Bolt was beaten by American rival Tyson Gay in a Diamond League event in Stockholm and he is keen to avenge that loss next season.

"I never like to lose but I knew that I wasn't in the best of shape this season. I didn't train as hard so it wasn't something that impacted me that badly.

"But I know that it's a loss. It makes the sport more exciting now because I know that the next time and Tyson line up it is going to be really big clash and I am looking forward to it..

"Definitely it will (be a different story) -- he knows that and I know that."

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