Bolt and Blake will ensure 100m wins top billing
Olympic sprint holder focused on retaining title
DEFENDING 100m champion Usain Bolt laid down an ominous statement of intent ahead of the biggest race of the Olympic Games.
The Jamaican today vowed to further cement his status as an Olympic legend and the world’s fastest man by retaining the 100m title in tomorrow’s final (9.50pm).
Bolt romped to 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay gold at the Beijing Games in 2008.
While so dominant four years ago, there have been recent unexpected dips in his form ahead of London.
There is also the threatening figure of friend, rival and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake.
But Bolt, who was today set to begin his defence in the 100m heats, said: “There have been a lot of legends, a lot of them before me.
“But this is my time.
“This will be my moment and the year when I set myself apart from other athletes in the world.”