I could race until 2017: Bolt

Sep 20, 2013, 10:36 IST | IANS

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has left open the possibility of continuing his career beyond the Rio 2106 Olympic Games

The six-time Olympic gold medallist earlier this month said the 2016 Games would likely be his last competitive appearance.

Usain Bolt during World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013. Pic:Getty Images

But the 27-year-old said Thursday he could be convinced to race until 2017 at the age of 31.

"I am definitely reconsidering (retiring after 2016), I think my fans have voiced their concern about me retiring," Bolt said. "They think I should carry on and so do my sponsors. I have discussed it with my coach and he says it is possible. We will see what happens but it's on the cards that I will extend it by one more year."

Bolt won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games.

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