LONDON (Reuters) – Multiple world record-holder and six-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt will retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, the Jamaican told British newspaper The Daily Mail.
The 28-year had previously hinted the 2016 Rio Olympics would be his last competition but sponsorship commitments dictated he will continue until 2017 where he will focus solely on the 100 metres.
“That was the initial plan (to sign off after Rio),” he told the Daily Mail on Saturday.
“But my sponsor has asked me to go on for another year, to 2017 and London. But I’ll be doing one event, the 100.
“I’ve already discussed it with my coach. I can concentrate on that, and on retiring on a winning note.”