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Posted: Monday October 8, 2012 11:30AM ; Updated: Monday October 8, 2012 11:30AM

Usain Bolt going for three-peat of Olympic sprint titles in Rio

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Usain Bolt won the 100 meters and the 200 meters at the 2012 Olympics.
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) Usain Bolt says he will be going for a three-peat of Olympic sprint titles in the 100 and 200 meters at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, rather than trying out a new event.

After Bolt became the first man to successfully defend both sprint titles at the London Olympics, there was speculation he could switch to the long jump or 400 for a new challenge. But the Jamaican world-record holder said during a visit to New Zealand on Monday that his plan for 2016 "is all about just going and defending my titles."

He says: "I don't want to try any different events at Rio, because at Rio I will just defend my titles to show the world that there is a possibility that I can do it again, the three-peat."

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