Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man. Could he soon become the world’s fastest soccer player?
According to the Associated Press, in a recent radio interview in London the Jamaican sprinter would like to take his shot at football (soccer to us in the States) after his track and field career is over.
Bolt currently holds the World Record in both the men’s 100m with a 9.58-second time and 200m with a 19.19-second time. The 24-year-old, who is commonly referred to as “Lightning Bolt,” says he’d like to play for two years. He sees himself having about four years left on the track and believes that he can lower his 100m world record to a time around 9.4 seconds, which he also believes will be a time that will not be broken by anyone in the future.
Bolt would surely be a threat on the field if he did choose to venture into soccer after his track and field career comes to an end. He says he’d be a good defensive or attacking midfielder.
We’ll have to wait and see if Bolt really decides to take on a second sport down the road, but with his 6-feet-5-inch height and unmatched speed, he would definitely be a difficult match-up for even the best of defenders.