PRAHA (CZE): Fastest man on earth confirmed his 6th appearance at Ostrava Golden Spike meet (fifth in the row since 2008).
Usain Bolt will return to his usual early season fixture in Czech Republic on May 25 (IAAF World Challenge) and currently plans a 1oo m race there. Organisers for first time secured his participation already 2004 when he was fresh world junior record holder but he was a late withdrawal. Since then he competed twice in 2oo and two times in 1oo added with one 3oo m in Ostrava.
“I am delighted to return to Ostrava for the sixth time in my career. It is widely known that I love the meet and it is one of the first meets that I pencil in my calendar each year. The Golden Spike meeting always has a full house and the fans are so full of energy – every year they push me to good performances. It is a good track and nice stadium where the fans are close to the action. Ostrava will be my first European Grand Prix in 2012. I have already announced the Golden Gala in Rome and the Bislett Games in Oslo the following weeks. After this I will return home to Jamaica to prepare for our Olympic Trials. Training has gone well over the winter and I am looking forward to competing.”