PHOTOS: Usain Bolt leaves pre-Olympics presser with dancing entourage
When you’re the two-time defending Olympic champion in the 100 and 200 meter sprints, you’re afforded certain perks. And in the case of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, one of those perks wes a dancing entourage at his press conference Tuesday afternoon in advance of the track and field competitions.
Earlier this week Bolt met with some children from favelas around the Jamaican track and field training venue. He won’t run in a race until Saturday, when the first round of qualifying for the 100 meters is held. Bolt currently holds the world records in both the 100 and 200 meters, establishing those marks in 2009. Bolt ran a 9.58 second race in the 100, and he finished the 200 meters in 19.19 seconds.
The clear favorite to win both races in Rio, Bolt will look to become the first-ever three-time Olympic champion in those events. Bolt, who stated at the press conference that he hopes to break his own world record in the 200, confirmed that these will be his last Olympics.