Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt has claimed that he has no hard feelings against Nesta Carter after his doping scandal led to Bolt losing one of his three relay Gold medals at the Olympics.
Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance and this has cost Bolt his 2008 Beijing Olympics 4×100 meters relay Gold medal.
With him losing the medal, Bolt can no longer claim to have won the triple-triple. Speaking on the issue, Bolt told CNN:
“It’s just one of those things that happens in life. Until I see him I can’t really say he did it on purpose or it was a mistake or I should be angry. Until I actually sit down and look at him face-to-face and talk to him, (I) don’t know how I’m going to react. If it had come before the Olympics, maybe it would have taken a little bit away from me and I would have thought about it. But the fact that I got the chance to say ‘the triple triple,’ it kind of made me feel good. When it comes to individual gold medals, I’ve done my part. I’ve won three times. If I lose all of my relay gold medals, for me, I did what I had to do with my personal goals and that’s what counts for me. I did the work. My team came through and they helped, but if something goes wrong and I lose my relay medals, it’s just one of those things.”
Bolt also added that he had no desire to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“To do four more years of this, it’s tough. It’s not easy to motivate yourself year after year. I’ve accomplished all I’ve wanted to so it would be very hard to motivate myself.”