Kingston (Jamaica): Sprint icon Usain Bolt said his preparations for Rio's Summer Olympics are on track, despite an ankle injury which kept him out of training recently.

Usian Bolt
Usian Bolt

The 29-year-old is bidding to become the first ever athlete to win the 100 and 200 metres titles at three consecutive Olympics, when he competes at the August 5-21 global event in Brazil, reports CMC.

"Training is going well, you know. I've really stepped up the tempo. I was out for a bit because of an ankle problem but everything is going smoothly now," Bolt said.

"I'm really focussed and I really want it, so I'm just pushing myself, working hard and hopefully my coach will give me the go ahead to compete very soon."

He then brushed aside talk of retirement to indicate that he would defend his titles at the Rio event. "The preparation is going to be going right down to the Olympics because he lost valuable time, but he's back in training and we are pushing the envelope," he said.

"Usain is highly motivated and he's a special athlete so we're expecting that come the right time he'll be able to go out there again and do his thing."