OSLO: Usain Bolt’s pre-Olympic European roadshow touches down in the Norwegian capital today, the Jamaican track star aiming to ratchet up the pressure on pretenders to his double sprint crowns. Bolt, the reigning Olympic 100 and 200m champion and world record holder in the two events, rebounded from a heavy-legged 10.04 seconds in the 100-metre in Ostrava with a blistering 9.76sec in last week’s Diamond League meet in Rome. “I never doubt my ability, never,” said Bolt. “People forget, and I keep explaining to people, that athletes have bad days.” The 25-year-old won his outing in the Czech Republic despite posting the slowest 100m time of his senior career, albeit in cold, blustery conditions. “Every athlete can – cricket, football, any sport – have bad days and that was just one of mine.”
Published in The Express Tribune, June 7th, 2012.
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