Athletics - Bolt reconsidering plans to retire after 2016 Olympics

Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt is reconsidering plans to retire from athletics after Rio 2016 because of his fans' reaction to the news.

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Bolt 'wants to be a part' of Commonwealth Games

The 100m and 200m world record holder admitted he is now weighing up whether to also compete in 2017 – which could mean a return to the London Olympic Stadium for the world championships.

“I am definitely reconsidering [retiring after 2016],” Bolt said at the launch of his new autobiography. “I think my fans especially have really voiced their concern about me retiring.

“They think I should carry on and so do my sponsors. I have discussed it with my coach and he says it is possible. We will see what happens but it’s on the cards that I will extend it by one more year.”

Bolt also expressed his desire to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, a championship that he has yet to conquer.

“I have said to my coach that I would love to go to the Commonwealths,” he said.

“It’s up to him but I have said to him that I want to be a part of it. My coach will think about it and we will see what he says. I am not 100 per cent sure. We will discuss and see what he says.”

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