Usain Bolt confident records won’t be broken at Tokyo Olympics

Usain Bolt

Sprint legend Usain Bolt doesn’t think his 100 and 200 metre records will be broken at this year’s Olympic Games.

In fact, he’s very certain it won’t happen.

“I’m very confident,” Bolt said during an Instagram Live with @Olympics. “I’m not saying it’s not going to happen. But I don’t think the crop I’m watching; I don’t think they’re there at a level [to run times of] 9.58s or 19.19s. So, we’ll see what happens.”

Bolt, the world’s fastest man, broke the record for the 100 and 200 metres at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009.

An eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100m and 200m titles at three back-to-back Olympics (2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympics).

Now, the retired athlete is also throwing his support behind the favourite for Tokyo 2020, USA sprinter Trayvon Bromell. “He’s really stepped up and show that he’s ready and he’s is fit,” Bolt said.

“As long as he stays good, he should be on top.”

But he added; “Mentally, it’s tough on you and making one mistake [in the] 100m finals. It can be [your] downfall. So, let’s see what happens.”