de Grasse: Sorry when Bolt quits

Canadian sprinter Andre de Grasse is hopeful world’s fastest man Usain Bolt will reconsider his planned retirement from the sport of track and field next year.

Bolt the nine-time Olympic gold medallist has announced that the 2017 World Championships in London will be his last competitive meet, leaving many to speculate on the impact his absence will have on the sport.

The 30-year-old world record holder over the 100m and 200m distances has been the standard-bearer of the sport for the past eight years, but de Grasse believes while the sprinter will be sorely missed his retirement will present an opportunity to the new generation.

“I think it will be a sad day for sport moment if it really is his last race. Hopefully it’s not so, because I love racing with him and he makes me better. But a new era will also open. There will be more opportunities, we may not match the fastest man in history, but we will try to do the best,” de Grasse said.

de Grasse, a long time admirer of Bolt, while flattered by comparisons hopes to stand out as a sprinter in his own right.

“Every time I’m on the track or during interviews I hear it. For me it really is an honour to hear that, for all that he has accomplished in his life, but I want to be Andre de Grasse and I work to make my own way.”

Source: (Sportsmax)

5 Responses to de Grasse: Sorry when Bolt quits

  1. BoboTheClown October 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Oh how he would love to say he beat Bolt just once. He would love to beat Bolt with the hope that Bolt retires after , then he wouldn’t be saying he hope he changes his mind.

  2. Kaylz October 29, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Did you really have to go there? Ugh. Enough with the negativity already. Whether or not he beat Bolt, you don’t know what the case would be and like he said, he just wants to be himself. That is all. Well put deh Grasse.

  3. Kaylz October 29, 2016 at 9:49 pm


  4. Barry October 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    You are right on the money with that remark, after all only four men have beaten Bolt since his ascension as the world’s best sprinter in 2008.

  5. Michelle Lavergne October 30, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    What does that mean and whyyyy bolt


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