How would the world's fastest man do in soccer? We may find out one day, because Usain Bolt, the men's 100-meter champion at the London Olympics, said Wednesday that he might try his hand at it when he retires from track.
“I have said I wanted to try football,” said Bolt, the world-record-holder at both 100 and 200 meters. “I always wanted to try to play soccer. Maybe at the end of my career. It would be something that I would love to try.
“I watch it on TV and see these guys play. I play it all the time with my friends. I played childhood matches in Jamaica and I did well. I think it is something I would like to try to do.”
Two days after saying he would like to defend his 100- and 200-meter titles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 26-year-old Bolt said he may still branch out to other track events.