25 Aug 2012

Bolt considers the long jump

12:01 pm on 25 August 2012

Jamaica's Usain Bolt says he is considering swapping sprinting for the long jump before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The world's fastest man, who claimed three gold medals at the London Olympics, dismissed rumours that he may retire before Rio, but says he may compete in different events in four years' time.

Bolt says he wants to try the long jump and that his coach wants him to run the 400 metres,

The suggestion comes a week after Bolt claimed he was considering playing cricket in Australia's domestic Twenty20 League, the Big Bash.

The sprinter has long voiced a love for the game after giving up a promising career as a junior cricketer to concentrate on Athletics.