Usain Bolt looks at alternative career in football after retiring from athletics

first_imgHe may already be a legend on the track but Usain Bolt is not done, yet. The fastest man on Earth sees himself playing football once he retires from the track.The Olympic and world champion said today that he might try his hand at the global game. “I have said I wanted to try football,” said Bolt, world-record holder in both 100 and 200m.”I always wanted to try to play soccer. Maybe at the end of my career. It would be something I would love to try. I watch it on TV and see these guys play. I play it all the time with my friends. I played childhood matches in Jamaica and I did well. I think it is something I would like to try to do.”Two days after saying he would like to defend his 100 and 200m titles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 26-year-old said he may still branch out to other track events.”To find something else to strive toward,” he said about his future goals. “I could always try the 400m – which I don’t want to do. I could try to run faster over both my events. I could try another event, maybe the long jump. There are a few things I would like to try in sports. We’ll see what I decide at the start of the season.”After becoming the first man to defend both 100 and 200m Olympic titles, the Jamaican said his accomplishment hit him only after he returned home.advertisement”It’s a great thing to achieve a goal you always wanted,” Bolt said. “For me it was an honour. I have worked hard to become a legend. For me to go home after the races, sit down, and reflect on what just happened, it was emotional.”It’s a wonderful stepping stone in my life to be a legend in my sport.”last_img