Bolt targets Commonwealth Games medal to complete medal collection

BARCELONA, Spain (Sporting Alert) — Usain Bolt has revealed that he is thinking about competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The Jamaican double sprint world record holder, who on Saturday was named 2012 Male World Athlete of the Year, wants to add to his collection of medals at major championships and he says he would love to add a Commonwealth Games medal to his hefty tally.

“That’s the only title I don’t have so I think it’s something I’d like to go for, even if I do just one event,” Bolt told journalists in Barcelona.

The 26-year-old was the highlight over the sprints at the 2012 London Olympic Games in summer, after he retained his 100m and 200m gold medals with times of 9.63secs and 19.32secs, respectively.

Bolt also anchored a Jamaican quarter to a world record in the men’s 4x100m relay and he believes he still has more to accomplish in short sprints.

He and is coach Glen Mills decided against switching to either the 400m or long jump and instead are looking to run faster over the 100m and 200m.

“We’ve decided with my coach that we’re not going to do the 400 or the long jump so it’s going to be the 100 and 200,” Bolt said.

“It’s all about trying to go as fast as possible. Try to stay injury-free, make sure I do my back exercises so I’m strong and I’m ready. That’s one of my main focuses now.

“With 28 and 29 coming up, you start going downhill so I want to get those (fast times) out of the way.”

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