Usain Bolt reckons Londonâs thriving Jamaican community could help propel him to another monumental Olympic performance as the sprinter seeks to repeat his triple gold-medal haul from Beijing four years ago.
With less than five months to go until Bolt defends his 100, 200 and 4x100 metres relay titles, the 25-year-old remains characteristically relaxed and hopes his compatriots will roar him to victory.
"Iâve been waiting for this summer for four years so Iâm going to enjoy every moment and put on a show for everybody around the world," he told Reuters in an interview.
"The Olympic Games is going to be a massive thing for me and Iâm really looking forward to it. It is going to be bigger for me than for most people because there are a lot of Jamaican people living in London. I know they will be going crazy so I have to put on a show."
Over one million people applied for tickets to watch the menâs 100m final in the Olympic Stadium on August 5.
Bolt is also the favourite to win the 200m final on August 9 and hopes to be a key part of Jamaicaâs team in the 4x100m relay final on August 11 â a title he also won four years ago.
Expectations will be high with fans seeing if Bolt can break his own world records in London having run the 100m in 9.58 seconds in the 2009 Berlin world championships.
Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), recently told Reuters he believed Bolt could run it in 9.4.
"Thatâs nice to hear but, for me, when it comes to records, my saying is âanything is possible," Bolt said.
"I go out and train every day, work hard in every session, stay focused and do my best. Nobody knows what will happen.
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