Decision on CWG next summer, says Bolt

Decision on CWG next summer, says Bolt

Usain Bolt

Bolt said the decision would depend on how well his training goes. “My coach Glen Mills will make this decision next summer depending on how my training and racing is going,” Bolt told PTI in an interview.

The Jamaican’s participation in the Games has been a subject of much speculation in the past few months as he has refused to commit to the event, hinting that he would prefer to go slow on his international assignments next year.

CWG Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi has requested Bolt to participate in the Games, the build-up to which has been marred by delay in construction work and open disagreements between the OC and the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Triple Olympic gold medallist Bolt said his primary target next season is to do well in the IAAF Diamond league.

“In 2010, I will target the IAAF Diamond League, in 2011 the main target will be the IAAF World T&F Championships in Korea,” said the world-record holder sprinter.

“I am now preparing for the 2010 IAAF Diamond League which will take place all over the world from May to August next year,” he said.

“I don’t try to set limits on myself. When I ran 9.7 people spoke of 9.6.  When I ran 9.6, people spoke of 9.5. Now, who knows?” he said.

Bolt said maintaining his fitness level is the key to his success. “I train very hard for 10 months of the year from November until the summer track season. My training involves lots of running (short and long intervals), gym and technical sessions,” Bolt revealed.

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