A fatigued Usain Bolt will wait until this weekend to decide whether or not to compete in China and South Korea later this month, his agent said on Wednesday, rebuffing media reports the world’s fastest man had canceled his Asian trip.
“I have informed both organisers in Shanghai and Korea (Daegu) that we will continue to analyse his performance until after the world athletics final (in Thessaloniki, Greece on Sunday), and see how he is,” Ricky Simms said.
Triple Olympic and world champion Bolt is scheduled to run 100 metres races in Shanghai on September 20 and Daegu on September 25 after competing in a 200 metres at Thessaloniki.
He said after recent meetings in Zurich and Brussels the long season in which he broke both his 100 and 200 metres world records has left him fatigued.
“He’s a jewel in the crown of athletics... he’s the golden man... and hopefully can run for 10 years, so we don’t need to over race him this year,” Simms added. “Yes, he could earn good money (in Asia) but it is very important that he not over do it this year. It will be pretty much after Sunday, when we make a decision," Simms said.