Usain Bolt set his sights on breaking his 200 metres world record at the Rio Olympics after retaining his 100m crown.
The Jamaican became the first man to win the Olympic 100m title for a third time and was optimistic of going quick in his favoured event.
The 29-year-old begins his bid for an eighth Olympic gold in the heats today, with the semi-finals the following day and the final on Thursday.
And Bolt, who blamed his slow winning time in the 100m of 9.81 seconds on the tight turnaround between semis and final, said the day’s rest in the 200m gave him hope of breaking his seven-year-old world record of 19.19secs.
‘This is one of the biggest things,’ said the world’s fastest man, whose confidence is flying after he all but jogged to 9.86s in the 100m semis.
‘I really want (the) 200m world record. If I can get a good rest after the semi-finals, there’s a possibility I could.
‘When it comes to the 200m I’m much more confident. The 100m is always the hardest one for me.’
Meanwhile, the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt had revealed his plans to party with Prince Harry after they became unlikely pals after hitting it off at the 2012 Olympics.
Bolt told MailOnline exclusively as he signed with Enertor insoles: ‘I’ll party with Prince Harry and teach him the running man. But only after Rio!’
In a repeat of the result at last year’s World Championships Bolt got a predictably terrible start but came from behind to overhaul drugs cheat Gatlin, who clocked 9.89, in the dying metres. Canada’s Andre de Grasse clinched the bronze medal in a personal best 9.91.
He had not lost an Olympic race since 2008 and later this week will go for glory again in the 200m and 4 x 100m. If he can achieve that unmatched he would fly back to Jamaica two days before his 30th birthday with a total of nine Olympic gold medals in his possession.
Bolt was already getting into the party spirit as he arrived in Rio for the Games at the start of the month – more determined to defend his record breaking titles than ever.