Sydney, Feb 1 (AFP) Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt has moved on quickly from the loss of a gold medal from his Olympic trove, preferring to focus on future success.Also Read - From Compulsory Leaves to Forced Resignations, How Countries Making COVID Vaccines Must For Citizens
Touching down in Australia today before an international athletics meet, Bolt remained philosophical about surrendering one of his nine gold medals. Also Read - Afghanistan Should Not Become Threat To Neighbouring Countries: PM Modi at 13th BRICS Summit
“Initially I was disappointed of course, but in life things happen,” he was quoted by Fairfax media as saying. Also Read - China Develops Prototype Drone For Future Mars Missions
Last week Bolt handed back a gold medal he won in the 4x100m relay at the 2008 Beijing Games after his relay teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance.
“I am not sad, I am waiting to see what Nesta is going to do, if he is going to appeal. I have given up my medal but I am concentrating (on the Nitro Athletics Series) now.” The 100 metre world record holder will lead a team of All Stars against teams from Australia, China, Japan, England and New Zealand at the Nitro Athletic Series in Melbourne starting Saturday. (AFP) PDS
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