Usain Bolt to race at London Diamond League before Olympics
World record holder Usain Bolt will race at the London Diamond League meet on July 22 ahead of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, meet organizers announced.
No decision has been made for what distance Bolt will race.
Bolt will once again return to the Olympic stadium, where he won three Olympic gold medals in the in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100-meter relay.
Earlier in the week, Bolt confirmed that 2016 will "definitely be my last Olympics."
Bolt has won six Olympic gold medals. He has totaled 19 global championship medals, including 11 gold medals and two silver medals at the world championships.
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In Rio de Janeiro, Bolt is looking to become the first man to win three gold medals in the 100-meter dash. He is currently tied with Carl Lewis at two medals in the event. If he wins three more gold medals, he will have nine Olympic titles, which has only been accomplished by Paavo Nurmi and Lewis on the track.
Bolt is the only man to win two gold medals in the 200-meter dash at the Olympics.
Despite a slow start to his 2015 campaign, Bolt ultimately reigned supreme over American Justin Gatlin and won the 100, 200 and 4x100-meter relay at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last August.
Bolt showed signs of a return to form when he won the 100 meters in 9.87 at the 2015 Anniversary Games in London.
Bolt will turn 30 at the 2016 Olympics closing ceremonies in Rio. There is a chance that he would continue to compete through the 2017 IAAF World Championships, which are set to take place in London.
- Christopher Chavez