Usain Bolt, inarguably the best sprinter of all time, will attend the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Former Jamaican teammate Johan Blake confirmed the news yesterday at a press event held at the Games Village, informing reporters that the retired eight-time Olympic gold medallist will bless Australia with his presence next month.

“My friend Usain Bolt is coming as well,” Blake said. “He’s coming to watch the 100m final.”

It’s unclear what role he’ll play at the event, outside of ‘human embodiment of the concept of speed’.

Blake’s statement seems like a humble-brag for the ages, but former 100m world champion remains a solid favourite for Commonwealth Games gold in his own right.

The 28-year-old also said he’s damn keen to ascend to the throne left by Bolt, saying “that’s what I want, to start with the Commonwealths, to take over the dominance of the sprinting world.”

To do that he’ll have to best Australia’s own Trae Williams. The 20-year-old, who claims a season-best 100m time of 10.10 seconds, will start alongside Blake.

“I saw the list. I’m looking forward to him being right beside me,” Blake offered.

No pressure. Especially with Bolt looking on.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald
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