Usain Bolt reveals the biggest regret of his athletics career

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Recently-retired sprinter Usain Bolt says his one regret from racing is not completing the 200m in under 19 seconds.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist retired from Athletics after the World Championships back in August, following a star-studded career.

Over three Olympic Games, in Beijing (2008), London (2012) and Rio (2016) Bolt swept the honours board, confirming himself as the fastest man alive, smashing the men's 100m world record in 9.58 seconds.

However, the 31-year-old Jamaican has revealed one regret which will remain with him following retirement.

Bolt is frustrated that throughout his glittering professional career, he failed to achieve the 200m under 19 seconds, despite already holding the record for the 200m, which stands at 19.19 seconds.

“I have only one unfulfilled ambition and that’s making a return under 19 seconds in the 200," Bolt said, as per The Mirror.

"That’s my unfulfilled ambition and it’s going to stay unfulfilled for me. I couldn’t do it. No one can do it.

“But it’s OK. It doesn’t make me feel dissatisfied, it’s just something I wanted to do.”

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Meanwhile, Bolt has his eyes set on becoming a professional poker player, in a surprise career move.

Bolt had previously aspired to break into professional football, however, it now looks like poker will be his route forward-  for the immediate future anyway. 

He revealed his plans during a PokerStars event, who he is an ambassador of, in the Bahamas. 

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“I’m not the best poker player but I’m in training, I dabble around at my friends’ houses. I’ve never really played for proper money, we just use normal chips and stuff like that.

“I wouldn’t ever have put in any big stakes so it’s kind of scary to know what sort of money these guys are playing for in the big leagues. It’s millions. It’s always good to branch out because people tell you to stick to what you know but you never test yourself or learn new things."

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