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Usain Bolt, the 29-year-old and 6 time Gold medalist from Jamaica, is ready to compete in his last Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil after competing in his 1st Olympics at Athens in 2004 at the age of 17.
The world’s fastest human to walk the Earth had a minor set back during the Jamaican Olympic Trials. He suffered a hamstring tear, causing him to withdraw from the trials. He then sought immediate care and was back on his feet at the London Anniversary Games, where he could earn selection for the Olympic games. He was later than accepted into the Olympics after a dominant performance in the 200m, beating Panama’s Alonso Edward in a time of 19.89 seconds. Bolt, will ultimately compete in the 100m, where he seeks to outrun American runner, Justin Gatlin, the 200m and also the 4×100m relay, with possible teammates including frontrunner Yohan Blake, Nickel Ashmeade, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jevaughn Minzie, and Asafa Powell.
Usain Bolt, the Olympic record holder in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m, plans to retire in 2017 after the World Championships in London. Aside from Olympic medals, Bolt has tallied 13 medals, 2 being silver, in the World Championship, which is a record. Bolt will continue to rack up not only medals but strengthen his legacy of being the greatest sprinter of all time.