Usain Bolt: If coach tells me let's do this, I will

Updated: Jul 12, 2020, 12:07 IST | AFP | Kingston

World 100m and 200m record holder Usain ready to come out of retirement only if his former trainer Glen Mills wants him to do so

Usain Bolt is monitored by coach Glen Mills during a training session ahead of the '17 IAAF World Athletics C'ships in London. Pic/ Getty Images
Usain Bolt is monitored by coach Glen Mills during a training session ahead of the '17 IAAF World Athletics C'ships in London. Pic/ Getty Images

Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirement if former coach Glen Mills asked him. The world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no plans to resurrect his sprinting career.

However, Bolt, 33, told Variety magazine in a video interview he would at least consider a comeback if veteran coach Mills asked him. "If my coach came back and told me, let's do this, I will, because I believe so much in my coach," Bolt said.

"So I know if he says we're going to do this, I know it's possible. Give Glen Mills a call, and I'll be back."

Bolt, who last competed internationally at the World Championships in London in 2017 where he won bronze in the 100m, said he does not visit the track any more. "My coach gets too excited when I come to the track, so I stay away," he said. Bolt meanwhile said he is adjusting to life as a father after he and partner Kasi Bennett welcomed a baby girl in May. Bolt said fatherhood was "harder than breaking a world record."

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