7 Jul 2011

Bolt aims to be more like himself in Paris

6:29 am on 7 July 2011

Usain Bolt says he knows he has been short of his very best form since returning from injury and is keen to be more like his true self when running the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League meeting tomorrow night.

The Jamaican faces Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre at the Stade de France aiming to run 19.75 seconds, still well short of his world record 19.19, as he prepares for the defence of his 100 and 200 titles at the Daegu world championships from August 27.

A back injury forced him to cut short his 2010 season and he has since been feeling his way back, although major rival Tyson Gay will miss out on the upcoming worlds through injury.

Bolt says he wants to become a legend in the sport and if he defends both titles back to back it will make him one.