Usain Bolt aims to make his last Olympic Games a historic one

Bolt is aiming to secure three more sprint titles at his third consecutive Games.

Jamaican sprinting legend Usain Bolt poses for the cameras after a press conference at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic games in Brazil. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

RIO DE JANEIRO - World sprinting champion Usain Bolt says he's looking to make his last Olympic Games an historic one.

The Jamaican athlete has his hopes set on becoming the first man ever to win the 100 metre, 200m and the 100m relay sprints at three consecutive Olympic Games.

Bolt is expected to compete in the track and field events, which start on Friday. It was a warm welcome for Team Jamaica at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro.

The world's fastest man was charismatic, as he told the crowd that he's not just in Rio to win medals

"I like to entertain, I'm definitely a sprinter first but I like to entertain because that's why people like to come out to see me and it's why they love me so much."

On a more serious note, Bolt says he's most nervous about defending his 200m title.

"I know where I'm weakest and I know where I'm strongest. The only reason when I get to the 200m I'm always a little bit nervous."

He added he's also got his eye on a sub-nine second finish, which will see him eclipse his own world record.