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World’s fastest man warns foes: You will feel my full wrath

/ 09:22 AM August 06, 2016

Usain Bolt. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Usain Bolt. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The World’s Fastest Man, Usain Bolt, fired back at his detractors on Friday after being criticized for receiving a medical exemption to compete in the Olympics, despite pulling his hamstring during trials last month.

His American counterpart, Justin Gatlin, described the exemption as a “medical pass,” which did not sit well with the two-time gold medalist.

“I think they [competitors] have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you,” Bolt said, according to The Guardian.  “It’s one of those things but I’m looking forward to it, should be exciting and they will feel my full wrath as always.”

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The 29-year-old Jamaican said that he is used to opponents trying to get under his skin before big matches and insisted that the hamstring injury is already behind him.

Entering his third Olympics, Bolt also insisted that he is in better shape than he was for last year’s world championships in Beijing.

“I’m feeling much more confident now. I’m much more comfortable with where I’m at,” the man, dubbed as Lightning Bolt, said. “I never try to predict times, because you never know what will happen. But for me, the shape I’m in, I’ll say I’m in much better shape, so I think 9.6 (seconds) definitely.”

Regarded as one of the best sprinters of all time, if not the best, Bolt looks to make history by becoming the first man to win three gold medals in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay in as many games.

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He set a world record for the 100m sprint in 2009, finishing the course at 9.58 seconds.

The 100m final at Rio is set on Aug. 13.  Khristian Ibarrola

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