Thursday, 1 December 2016

Usain Bolt Admits He Wants To Be A Footballer When He Retires

Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt has admitted he is keen on pursuing a career as a footballer when he retires from sprinting.

The nine-time Olympic gold medal winner will call time on his track and field career following the World Championships in London next year.

And Bolt, 29, who last month trained with Borussia Dortmund, wants to be a footballer when he hangs up his running spikes.

Speaking to the BBC on Monday morning, he said: "It's something that I'm looking into. I might do a few trials.

"I want a trial. I don't want to actually just jump into it. You know, [I want to] get some training in, learn a few things.

"I think I'd be pretty good."

Asked what his favoured position would be, Bolt responded: "A winger or a striker. Use my speed, you know what I mean?"

Bolt was asked by BBC radio host Amplify Dot how he manages to stay motivated after achieving so much success in athletics.

"I've always set goals for myself," Bolt said. "Those are what I aim for.

"The last Olympics was my ultimate goal, to win three Olympics back-to-back.

"I did that. So, throughout the years, that's what kept me going through everything."

Bolt reiterated his desire to quit athletics next year though, as he said: "One more year and that's it."



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