Can Bolt Win Four Golds In London?

Usain Bolt of Jamiaca has big plans for London 2012. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Usain Bolt of Jamiaca has big plans for London 2012. Photo: PhotoRun.net

The triple gold medalist from Beijing will look to one up himself in London.

The question isn’t so much if Jamaican Usain Bolt will try for four hold medals at the 2012 London Games, but rather what events will he try to do it in. We know he’ll look to defend his 100m, 200m and 4X100m relay gold’s from Beijing, but which event will be #4? There are two logical events for Bolt to add: 400m or long jump. He could attempt to replicate the triple gold medal performances of Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis and go for the long jump, adding to his already historic track and field career.

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An interesting, and much harder, scenario would be the 400m, where he would have to add many more rounds of running and face some serious opposition from Americans LaShawn Merritt and Jeremy Wariner.

One scenario that hasn’t been talked about much is adding the 4X400m race to his program. Could he pull of the 100m, 200m, 4X100m, 4X400m and long jump quintuple? I think it’s not completely outrageous (or is it?) but Jamaica would need to really focus on developing a larger group of 400m specialists.

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