first_img “Especially for the youth in track and field because I think injury has always been a problem for youth coming up, and I also would like them to get better care. I also would like to stick with the track and field and stay as close as possible to track and field, so that’s one thing,” he explained of his retirement plans. Bolt was responding to questions on his first day on the job as Digicel’s chief speed officer, at the Digicel’s regional headquarters, downtown Kingston. The iconic sprinter, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever, said, “I will also be working with Digicel to make sure I keep the high standards of the past.” He stressed that it was important to leave the sport while on top. “For me, I have done everything I wanted to do. I have accomplished all my goals. When you accomplish all your goals, there’s no reason to stick around in a sport when you don’t have the drive, or you don’t have no more goals. You should just leave the sport,” he pointed out. BETTER CARE Nine-time Olympic gold medallist, Usain Bolt, says upon retirement, he will be giving back to the sport, as he looks to open a sports clinic here in Jamaica. The world’s fastest man of all time, who has been unbeaten over three successive Olympics, will now turn his attention to the IAAF World Championships in London next year, after which he is expected to retire officially from the sport, at age 31. Bolt is the only track and field athlete to defend his Olympic titles at three successive Games. “I have reached the top of the Olympics, and I think it’s time for me to get out of the sport and help in any other way I can possibly help, so that’s what I am gonna do,” he reasoned. When asked by The Gleaner if he saw his career reaching the dizzying heights it has, Bolt said hard work and belief paid off. “I have outdone myself. As a country boy growing up, I never thought that I would be at this level, and it’s just one thing my dad always told me – to work for what I wanted, and that’s what I did throughout the years with everything I won,” he outlined. “I just kept on setting goals for myself, and I have outdone myself, and I feel proud and happy with what I have done,” said the athlete from Sherwood Content, Trelawny. “One of the things that I am working towards is trying to open a Sports clinic in Jamaica. That’s one thing that’s always on my mind,” he told the media.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: The health condition of former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has improved on Sunday, with his chest X-ray showing signs of stability. It also showed the improvement of pneumonitis which Bhattacharjee had been suffering from. The press statement issued by the hospital on Sunday said that his hemoglobin level has risen to 10 gm/dl and the carbon dioxide levels have come down, giving a sense of relief to the doctors.A medical board of eight doctors was formed for the treatment of the former chief minister on Sunday morning. The press statement also stated that Bhattacharjee has been maintaining stability in all the vital parameters. He also took food, ice cream and tea orally on Sunday morning. BiPAP (non-invasive ventilation) was conducted on the patient for nearly six hours on Saturday night and the oxygen level has now increased in his body. He was fully conscious on Sunday and talked to the doctors and his family members. However, he will continue to need oxygen. Bhattacharjee, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient, was admitted to a private hospital in the city with multiple cardiac ailments on Friday.last_img read more