'I've told Blake I won't let him beat me again'

Aug 07, 2012, 08:04 IST | AFP

Usain Bolt raced to a repeat in the Olympic 100m and told compatriot and training partner Yohan "The Beast" Blake to forget about an upset in the 200m

The 25-year-old Bolt — world record holder in both the 100m and 200m — wants to retain the 200 title he won in Beijing.

Bolt’s confidence was shaken by defeats at the hands of 22-year-old Blake, who won the world 100m title last year after Bolt was disqualified for a false start and beat Bolt in both the 100m and 200m at the Jamaican Olympic trials. “I’ve told Yohan that the 200m will be different because that’s my pet event,” Bolt said.

“I’m not going to let him beat me again. I’ve said that to him already,” said Bolt, who will also look to retain the 4x100m relay and may even compete in the 4x400m relay.

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