World’s fastest sprinter, Usain Bolt to retire in 2016
By Ngozi Obiwulu
On Wednesday, September 5, 2013, the Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt declared his intention to take a bow after the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The six-time Olympic gold-medalist wants to create a room for other athletes and at the same time leave the stage when the ovation is high by retiring as the fastest man ever.
‘If I have to be among the greats of (Muhammad) Ali and Pele and all these guys, I have to continue dominating until I retire’ Bolt told the Associated Press.
To crown his retirement, the 27-year-old plans on winning a gold medal in ‘Rio de Janeiro’ as well as next year’s Commonwealth Games. Including relays, Bolt owns a combined 14 gold medals in the sport’s two biggest events (Olympics and World Championship) and is the world record-holder in both the 100 and 200 meters.