Usain Bolt and Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Eduardo Paes strike Bolt’s famous pose for the media

 

Usain Bolt in Rio de Janeiro Oct. 2012

Usain Bolt (right) and Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Eduardo Paes strike Bolt’s famous pose for the media before a press conference at the Olympic Village Mato Alto in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Olympics. – AP

Usain Bolt isn’t sure whether he will try competing in the long jump because he doesn’t want to risk a serious injury that could keep him from defending his sprint titles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The Jamaican said he is still evaluating the possibility of taking on the long jump, but is concerned that his preparation for the event could make him more susceptible to knee injuries.

“The plan is (to compete in the) long jump maybe before the Olympics, but I have talked to my coach a little bit and he’s shown some concern about the fact that long jump can bring some problems to the knee,” Bolt said yesterday at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro.
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