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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt of Jamaica gestures prior to the 'Mano a Mano' Men's 100m challenge at Copacabana beach on August 17, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt attends an interaction with Indian runners and journalists in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Bolt is in the country to play an exhibition cricket match. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03: Usain Bolt attends The PUMA Store In Soho Training Event on September 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for PUMA)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 17: Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt of Jamaica warms up prior to the 'Mano a Mano' Men's 100m challenge at Copacabana beach on August 17, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, left, and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, with Michael Fennell president of the Jamaica Olympic Association at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, poses with local schoolchildren and the mascot of the Commonwealth Games 'Clyde' at a press conference on the main press centre for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, left, and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, with Michael Fennell president of the Jamaica Olympic Association at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Britain's Prince Harry, left, Prince Willaim, second left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, second right, meet with Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson, pool)
Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge meet with Usain Bolt, right, during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village in Glasgow, Scotland, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Lawson, pool)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters, poses with local schoolchildren and the mascot of the Commonwealth Games 'Clyde' at a press conference on the main press centre for the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters puts up his hands after a journalist asked a question at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alasatir Grant)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica and double Olympic champion at the 100 and 200 meters puts up his hands after a journalist asked a question at a press conference on the main press centre at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, July, 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Alasatir Grant)
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2013 file photo, Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates winning his third gold medal in the men's 4x100-meter relay at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Competing in just one event, Bolt is likely to race in Glasgow for less than 20 seconds. Just convincing the sprint star to come to the Commonwealth Games, though, should go a long way to elevating the status of a sporting spectacle that might seem anachronistic. Two years after the exuberance of the London Olympics, where Bolt left with three golds, Britain is welcoming the world back this week - or former members of the British Empire at least - for Scotland's largest-ever multi-sports event. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: Prince Harry meets Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 30: Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt watches on from the crowd during the preliminary round netball match between New Zealand and Jamaica at SECC Precinct during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: Prince Harry meets Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: Sir Chris Hoy meets Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 29: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet Usain Bolt during a visit to the Commonwealth Games Village on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Danny Lawson - WPA Pool / Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica poses for pictures as he addresses a press conference at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 26, 2014, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
Usain Bolt of Jamaica gestures as he addresses a press conference at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 26, 2014, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games. AFP PHOTO/ANDY BUCHANAN (Photo credit should read Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 26: Athlete Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts to a question as he attends a press conference and photocall at the Main Press Centre (MPC) during day three of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 26, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt competes with Daniel Bailey (L) Mario Forsythe (C) and Kimmari Roach (R) during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt competes against the metrobus during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt poses for a photo and celebrates after a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt poses for a photo after defeating a bus during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt and the bus driver poses for a photo after a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt and the bus driver talk after a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt gestures on a stretcher before competing against the Metrobus -bus that through separated lanes and stations saves time- in Buenos Aires on December 14, 2013. Bolt won a 100-meter race against the Metrobus along 9 de Julio Avenue. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt smiles as he stretches before competing against the Metrobus -bus that through separated lanes and stations saves time- in Buenos Aires on December 14, 2013. Bolt won a 100-meter race against the Metrobus along 9 de Julio Avenue. AFP PHOTO / JUAN MABROMATA (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 14: Usain Bolt celebrates with a bottle of champagne during a challenge race against Metrobus at 9 de Julio avenue on December 14, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Usain Bolt holds eight world titles and six Olympic, he also owns the world records for the 100 and 200 meter dash and the relay 4 x 100 with the Jamaican team. He arrived to Buenos Aires for a series of activities in order to spread athletics. (Photo by Gabriel Rossi/LatinContent/Getty Images)
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 13: Jamaican olympic medal winner Usain Bolt attends during a press conference at Intercontinental Hotel on december 13, 2013 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Daniel Jayo/LatinContent/Getty Imges)
World and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt (C) runs with Japanese children during a sports event at the National Stadium in Tokyo on November 22, 2013. Some 200 school kids took part in the event with Bolt. AFP PHOTO/Toru YAMANAKA (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: PUMA welcomes Usain Bolt for a book signing of his autobiography 'Faster Than Lightning' at The PUMA Store in Santa Monica at Puma on November 19, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Puma)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 19: PUMA welcomes Usain Bolt for a book signing of his autobiography 'Faster Than Lightning' at The PUMA Store in Santa Monica at Puma on November 19, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Puma)
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(Reuters) -- Multiple world record-holder and six-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt will retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, the Jamaican told British newspaper The Daily Mail.

The 28-year had previously hinted the 2016 Rio Olympics would be his last competition but sponsorship commitments dictated he will continue until 2017 where he will focus solely on the 100 meters.

"That was the initial plan (to sign off after Rio)," he told the Daily Mail on Saturday.

"But my sponsor has asked me to go on for another year, to 2017 and London. But I'll be doing one event, the 100.

"I've already discussed it with my coach. I can concentrate on that, and on retiring on a winning note."

Bolt holds the world records for the 100 meters, 9.58 seconds, the 200 meters, 19.19 seconds, and the 4x100 meters relay, 36.84 seconds, and talked of his drive to beat those times in 2015.

His 2015 season culminates at the World Championships in Beijing from Aug. 22 - Aug. 30 where he will attempt to add to his eight world golds and beat the 100 meters record he set in Berlin in 2009.

"If everything goes well this season, in my life anything is possible. If I can get myself in good shape, it should be wonderful this season," he added.

"I live for competition. I thrive on competition. I live to compete against the best. It means a lot when you beat the best."

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