Usain Bolt, center, wins the 100-meter final ahead of Yohan Blake, left and Asafa Powell in the Racers Grand Prix track and field event at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday, June 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)

In an interview with Reuters, Usain Bolt said he was disappointed by the evolution of the Jamaican men’s sprint after his retirement in 2017. 

Usain Bolt even thinks that his compatriots will struggle to win a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. 

Yohan Blake, the 2011 100m world champion and current Jamaican top sprinter, is 9.95s on the straight this season. The 9.95 makes him the 11th latest in the world this year. American Trayvon Bromell leads with 9.77 ahead of South African Akani Simbine 9.84

“I felt like we had a good crop of (male) athletes for the last couple of Olympics, so for me, it really bothers me to know that this is where we are right now, where most of the world is ahead of us.

Usain Bolt says athletes need to take training seriously

“So going into the men’s (sprints), it’s going to be tough … I’m just disappointed because I think we do have the talent, it’s just to harvest it and people to take the training seriously and get it done,” said Bolt.

Ato Boldon, who won four Olympic medals for Trinidad and Tobago, went in the same direction as Usain Bolt. 

More chances are there for Jamaican women in 100 m and 200 m.


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