Bolt wants to be a legend
Record-breaking sprinter Usain Bolt says he will not be regarded a legend of athletics unless he successfully defends his three Olympic titles in London next year.
"I want to be a legend in the sport and defending my Olympic titles will definitely help me in achieving this goal," the 25-year-old Jamaican was quoted as saying by the Times of India on Friday.
The Jamaican created history at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he won the 100m, 200m and the 4x100 relay gold medals, all with world record timings.
Bolt, however, parried a question on whether he will improve on his timings in London.
"I never talk about world records," he told the newspaper. "My aim is to win first and foremost. If the weather is good in London, who knows."
Bolt, who was disqualified in the 100m at this year's world championships in Daegu, South Korea, said he preferred the old rule where a sprinter was given a second chance after a false start.