Usain Bolt may have made a clean swipe of gold medals at the Rio Olympics as well, but the legendary record-breaking sprinter has revealed that the intensity and build-up before Rio Games was ‘not fun’.
Bolt won individual gold medals in the 100m and 200m in the prestigious quadrennial event before rounding it off by anchoring his country to the 4x100m title.
“The workload I had leading up to the Olympics and even at the 2015 world championships meant there was so much pressure and stress that it just wasn’t fun anymore,” Bolt was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
Bolt is in London as he prepares to retire after the 2017 world championships. “But now the pressure is gone. I’m much more relaxed and happy to go to training because I know it’s not going to be so intense anymore,” he said.
“I never want to lose. Even in a simple board game, I’m always going to be prepared no matter how much I relax I am still a competitor. I’m still never going to lose,” Bolt added.