Ahead of London 2012 double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt says the Games remain his greatest athletic ambition. The Jamaican (8/13 to win Olympic 100m Gold Medal) surged to victory in world record times in the 100m and 200m at the Beijing Olympics four years ago.
The current world record holder said "The World Championships is important but the Olympics is the pinnacle. Growing up all you think about is the Olympics. Even in basketball, they always want to win an Olympic gold."
Bolt lost his 100m World title to fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake last year after being disqualified for a false start. His preparations for the London Olympics continued with another defeat at the hands of Blake, who ran 9.75 seconds to win the 100m at the Jamaican trials, with Bolt second in 9.86 and former world record holder Asafa Powell (16/1 to win Olympic 100m Gold Medal) third in 9.88. Blake then clocked 19.80 to win the 200m, 0.03secs ahead of his illustrious compatriot.
When speaking prior to his double defeat at the hands of Blake (7/4 to win Olympic 100m Gold Medal) at the Jamaican trials Bolt said "I have done pretty much everything but I've never really repeated a feat in the same Championship. I missed out at the Worlds because it was a hard season, so the Olympics will be the opportunity. As long as I'm fit and I'm ready, it shouldn't be a problem."