Usain Bolt to run at Bislett Games event in Oslo Norway
The Jamaican sprinter and triple World record holder, Usain Bolt, will be competing at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games on June 9th in Oslo, Norway. Bolt, who will be running in the 200 metre event, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the World record for the 200 metres, 100 metres and also the 4 x 100 metres Relay along with the Jamaican sprint team.
The Bislett Games event is part of the Samsung Diamond League which takes place over 14 meeting series in Doha, Shanghai, Rome, Eugene, Oslo, New York, Lausanne, Paris, Birmingham, Monaco, Stockholm, London, Zurich and Brussels. The Oslo leg is the first in which Bolt has confirmed his participation.
“I am looking forward to compete for the first time in front of the famous Bislett stadium crowd in Oslo. I hold three World records but I hear this track has an incredible 69 World records on it so it will be nice to run in such a famous stadium,” explained Bolt.
“As this year is a World Championship year every meet is important for me in the build up to defending my titles. My competition at Bislett Games and several other Samsung Diamond League meets throughout the season will be an important stepping stone towards that goal. My preparations have gone really well, the injury problem I had during the summer is fully healed and my training has gone according to plan. I have never been to Norway before so I will come to Bislett prepared and ready to run a fast race and entertain the fans,” added Bolt.
The Oslo event will be taking place in Norway’s most well known sports arena, Bislett Stadium. More than 50 track and field world records having been set there and in 1999, the American sports magazine, Sports Illustrated, declared Bislett Stadium as one of the top 20 sports venues of the 20th century.
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