Triple world record holder Bolt sets his eyes on long jump

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Berlin (Germany), Aug 24(ANI): Following his world record breaking efforts, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has expressed a desire to set records in long jump to acquire the legend status.

"I tell my coach I'd love to try the long jump before I retire. Definitely. Hopefully, I can do this before I retire because I think I'd be very good," The Guardian quoted Bolt, as saying.

On being asked whether he would compete in 400m races on, Bolt said that he would run the one-lap distance as a season's opener next year, but insisted that he was not keen on the event.

"I don't know. I don't want to do it, but if my coach decides I'm dominant over the 100 and 200 and let's try something new, I'll definitely try to put my heart into it also," Bolt said.

Earlier, former American track and field athlete Mike Powell, holder of the long jump world record, had said that Bolt could be the first to crack nine-metres.

"With his height [6ft 5in] he is the type who would scare me. He is tall and fast. We are dealing with a freak-of-nature athlete.

He is off the charts. He is destroying other athletes, making them look like kids," Powell said. (ANI)

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