Usain Bolt has claimed that he has done enough, to be ranked among sport’s all-time greats, after he won a third successive Olympic 200m gold.
The Jamaican runner, who is eyeing a ‘triple triple’ record in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relat, argues he should be grouped with heroes like Pele, Muhammad Ali and Michael Phelps.
“I am trying to be one of the greatest. Be among Ali and Pele,” he declared.
When asked how he stacked up against football star Pele and boxing legend Ali, he replied: “I’m just waiting to see what the media have to say and if they put me in that bracket.
“I’ve worked all my career, all my life for this moment. Hopefully you can read about me as one of the greatest people in sport, that’s my focus.”
Bolt has now won an incredible 19 Olympic and world titles and insists he has run his final individual Olympic race.
“I’ve proven to the world that I’m the greatest and that’s what I came here for,” he said.
“That’s why is why I said it’s my last Olympics.
“I can’t prove anything else. To be eight-time Olympic gold medallist now is a big deal, it’s shocking. I’ve pushed myself to be the best, there’s nothing else I can do.”