Bolt sets sights on World Champs triple

Usain Bolt looking to repeat Olympic success in Moscow

Bolt final (Mark Shearman)

Injury free and raring to go, six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has admitted he is eyeing a World Championships triple in Moscow later this year.

“The aim for 2013 is the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in August,” said the Jamaican sprinter. “My goal is to win three gold medals and repeat my Olympic Games success.”

En route to Moscow, Bolt is set to compete at the Bislett Games Diamond League meeting in Oslo in June, describing the race as “an important stepping stone”.

He will line up in the 200m in Norway at the sixth of 14 meetings that make up the 2013 season of the Samsung Diamond League.

“I am looking forward to coming back to Oslo and the ExxonMobil Bislett Games this summer,” said Bolt, who won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m sprint relay at the London 2012 Olympics.

“I have many good memories from this great city and from the Bislett Stadium. I was really happy with the time of 9.79 in the 100 metres last year – it was a stadium record. I will run the 200m this year and look forward to competing in front of passionate and knowledgeable athletics fans.”

Bolt, who will be competing in Oslo for the third consecutive year, ran the 200m in 19.87 seconds at Bislett in 2011, a time which is just a few hundredths of a second behind the current stadium record of 19.82, set back in 1996 by Namibia’s former World 200m champion Frank Fredericks.

“My preparations have been good this fall,” Bolt added. “I am injury free, working hard and everything is going according to plan. I hope to come to Bislett prepared and ready to run a great race.”

It is still unknown when Bolt will open his 2013 season.

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