Carter aims for individual Olympic glory

February 25, 2016
@Normal:Nesta Carter leaves his block like a speeding bullet to set the stage for victory in the men's 4x100m final.

Having had significant success as a key member of Jamaica's 4x100m team, winning two Olympic gold and multiple World Championship medals, veteran sprinter Nesta Carter believes he is nowhere near his peak, but will be challenging for an individual medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer.

Carter's only individual medal remains a 100m bronze medal at the World Championships in Moscow in 2013.

Carter said he wants that to change soon.

"I definitely want to have an individual Olympic Games medal in the collection. This year, the perfect year, I am working towards it," he said, describing Rio as "close to home."

At 30, Carter said he is fully conditioned and motivated.

"One can't say if they are near their peak or past their peak, you just have to keep setting goals. Achieving goals, set new goals and keep working hard to add an individual Olympic medal this year.

"Track and field is a sport that really retires you, so you can't really give a time when you will walk away from it, but you have to keep doing what you are doing and keep hoping for the best," he added.

Though Carter won relay gold at last year's World Championships in Beijing, China, he contends that he was disappointed by not winning an individual medal, despite Jamaica dominating the sprints.

"Last year was a big mishap in the World Championships I fell short, but I am beyond that right now. I am looking forward to 2016. Rio is pretty hot. I'm pretty much looking to go there and have some fun this year," Carter said.

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