Jamaican Sprint superstar and the World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, arrived at Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday ahead of the Olympics to hit the ground running in pursuit of the record for an unprecedented triple medal win at a third consecutive Olympic games. He came fresh from action, after a transatlantic flight from London where he competed in the Anniversary games last week.
The 100m and 200m World record holder was the center of attraction at the Rio airport. He was in a very relaxed mood, gesturing to fans and posing for pictures with his usual groove. He was greeted by a mass of media, exhilarated airport staff and the public and posed for photographs before flashing off in a private car.
Bolt left everyone hysterical when he pulled out of Jamaican Olympic trials due to a hamstring injury, but he proved his strength and fitness later by achieving success in the 200m race with a 19.89 seconds timing in London on 22nd July. He’s now all set to face his closest rival, Justin Gatlin (US Sprinter) in Brazil.
The World’s fastest man is aiming to defend the 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles he won at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, in what would be an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’. He promises to create history at Rio Olympics 2016.