Usain Bolt Concentrating on Smashing 19-Second 200m Barrier

Usain Bolt, the 100m world record holder, set the 200m record of 19.19 seconds five years ago in Berlin.

updated: August 04, 2014 14:43 IST
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses for fans after winning the final of the men's 4 x 100m relay athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 2, 2014.


London: Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt says he wants to concentrate on smashing the 19-second barrier for the 200 metres following his cameo appearance in the Commonwealth Games. (Also read: Bolt charms as Jamaica and Kenya dominate)

The 27-year-old Bolt, double Olympic champion in 100m and 200m and a five-time world individual champion, wants to take his 200m world record below 19 seconds. (Also read: Glasgow CWG hailed best ever in rousing closing ceremony)

"I've said I want to run sub 19 for 200m - that's one of my biggest goals and my biggest dreams," the 27-year-old Bolt, who helped Jamaica to the 4x100m relay title in Glasgow, told the BBC. "I think I've done enough in the 100. (CWG Medal tally)

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