London - World
and Olympic sprint king Usain Bolt will warm up for his defence of the
100m and 200m Olympic titles at the London Anniversary Games in
July he confirmed on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old - who showed he was in sparkling form running
9.88 the second fastest time this year over 100m in Kingston, Jamaica
last weekend - will run the 200m on the first day of the two day
event, Friday July 22.
"The London Anniversary Games will be one of my last races before Rio
and running in the 200m will hopefully set me up for a successful
Olympic Games," said Bolt, who is the world record holder in the event
as he is also in the 100m.
"Great Britain has some very good young sprinters and I'm looking
forward to running against them and returning to the Olympic Stadium,"
added Bolt on the British Athletics website.
Bolt, who is thought to be set to lose one of his six Olympic golds
the 4x100m relay won in Beijing in 2008 because of a failed dope test
reportedly by team-mate Nesta Carter, will be running in the London
Diamond League event for the eighth time.
Bolt, who has four world titles in the 200m and three in the 100m,
first ran at the meeting aged just 18 and holds the meeting record for
the 200m of 19.76 set in 2008 when it was held at Crystal Palace.
The meeting will come just weeks ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which run from August 5-21.