Saturday 16 December 2017

Bolt eyes four years of rule


Usain Bolt aims to preserve his sprint dominance and add to his collection of six Olympic gold medals before he ends his glittering career after the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.

"I have pretty much four more years in the sport, so now it is all about dominating for those four years," Bolt stated.

"I am looking forward to the next Olympics to do something that has never been done before, so that is one of my biggest things right now."

The Jamaican – who has been nursing a hamstring strain this year – makes his European season debut at tomorrow's Golden Gala meeting that will also feature American Justin Gatlin and 2003 world champion Kim Collins.

Swim Ireland have announced that Chris Bryan, Fiona Doyle, Sycerika McMahon and Barry Murphy will all represent Ireland at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona from July 20 to August 4.

Bryan will compete in the 10k Open Water event on July 22. Bryan has showed good form this season with a win at the Portuguese Open Water Championships earlier this month.

In preparation for the World Championships, the 22-year-old will compete in a test event in Barcelona on June 14 before he travels to Kazan, Russia for the World University Games on July 17.

Doyle is also Russia-bound, while European silver medallist McMahon will take up a swimming scholarship at Texas A&M after the Barcelona event.

Irish Independent

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