Zitat des Tages von Usain Bolt:
I don't know the history of my sport. I'm not like those people who know everything.
People like to see showdowns.
I have dedicated my life to the 200m, I really love the 200m a lot.
But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.
I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.
I've tried my hardest to bribe my chef, but my team have been clever and hired someone who not only is not bribeable but who chases me round the house and makes sure I eat what he's cooked, and he lays out my vitamin pills and supplements in front of me so I can't 'forget' to take them.
If Queen Elizabeth knighthooded me and I would get the title Sir Usain Bolt. That sounds very nice.
Manners is the key thing. Say, for instance, when you're growing up, you're walking down the street, you've got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can't pass one person.
My coach keeps telling me to say I'm not going to retire. I should just go through the motions and see what I feel every year and see if I really want to do it, but personally, I want to do it, but my coach says just take your time, don't rush.
But if I keep my core and back strong, the scoliosis doesn't really bother me.
I've learned over the years that if you start thinking about the race, it stresses you out a little bit. I just try to relax and think about video games, what I'm gonna do after the race, what I'm gonna do just to chill. Stuff like that to relax a little before the race.
You have good days and bad days.
When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn't focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it's fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.
I don't think about records.
I know what I can do so it doesn't bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.
When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.
I know what to do and I go and execute.
All I have to do is to work on transition and technique.
For me, I'm focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I'm working on it.
My coach is pushing me harder than ever to make sure I stay at a good level.
For some reason, when I get to the 200m, I'm always a little bit nervous.
People always say I'm a legend, but I'm not. Not until I've defended my Olympic titles. That's when I've decided I'll be a legend.
You do not want to get married at 22! Especially if you're famous, because girls are going to be throwing themselves at you.
I definitely know I'm going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.
As long as I'm in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.
I don't like losing anyways.
There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher.
My coach told me if I broke the national record for the 200, I could run a 100.
My brother is really, really slow.
My hunger is always there.
I think my acceleration is very good. That's the key for me.
I don't even like to go out onto the streets sometimes because I can't get anything done. People want pictures and autographs all the time.
Track and field was very big when I was growing up.
I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.
The three-peat has never been attempted, ever, and for me, I think it will add to my legendary status. I want to become one of the greatest athletes ever to have competed in any sport, so for me, that's what it means.
Sometimes you lose sight of what's going on around you.