Usain Bolt has arrived in Rio de Janeiro on a flight from London to start plotting his bid for an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’ at Rio 2016 Olympics.
The Jamaican sprinter, world record holder in the 100m and 200m, arrived at Rio International Airport at 9.02pm local time on Wednesday, July 27 after a transatlantic flight from London, where he competed in the Anniversary Games last week.
That was fast! @usainbolt has landed in Rio ⚡️#BeTheFastest #Rio2016 pic.twitter.com/3YjqLxDLsg
— Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) July 28, 2016
Bolt was greeted by a scrum of media, excited airport staff and members of the public. He briefly posed for photos but said nothing before being whisked off in a private car.
Usain Bolt will defend his 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles he won at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games, with a new world record in the 200m his main aim, which will be an unprecedented ‘triple-triple’. He will be joined by 2011 world champion Yohan Blake, who returned after suffering injuries since the London Olympics.