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Olympic champion Usain Bolt to row back on retirement plans for after Rio 2016

Updated: Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 20:41 | Comments

Usain Bolt had previously announced he planned to retire after 2016 Games
Usain Bolt had previously announced he planned to retire after 2016 Games

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is reconsidering plans to retire after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016 and also says he is desperate to be part of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The fastest man in the world, who lit up the Beijing and London Olympics, planned to call time on his sparkling career in 2016, but he admits it is probable that he will compete for one year after that at the World Championships in 2017.

The eight-times world championship gold medallist said: "I wanted to retire after Rio but my fans are saying do it one more time and then my sponsors came on board.

"I might go one more year. My coach says it can be done."

The 100m, 200m and 4x100m Olympic champion also said that he has informed his coach that he wants to run at the Commonwealth Games, which are taking place in Glasgow next year.

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