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Bolt touches down in Rio

Oct 24, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT

Usain Bolt AP

We’ve seen everyone from the Fierce Five, to Mo Farah, Prince Henry, and various British commoners this summer try to perform Usain Bolt’s famous “to di world” lighting pose, but no one does it quite like the world record sprinter.

On Tuesday Bolt showed it off in front of one of the world’s most iconic landmarks – the Christ the Redeemer statue, which just so happens to be very near the home of the next Summer Olympics.

Bolt is in Rio to do some sight-seeing and a little DJ’ing for a sponsor’s event, but took time to answer questions about the Games. He said he’s determined to break both the 100m and 200m world records in Rio and suggested that less training might actually mean faster times when it comes to his training in the future.

“I’m going to try to not train too hard and not force my body more than I need to,” Bolt told reporters. “Right now I’m at my physical peak and as you get older it gets harder to maintain that level. But my goal is to reach a peak that is even higher than what I have achieved.”

Bolt still undecided about attempting the long jump before Rio – his coach says no – but the six-time gold medalist would still love to try football (read: soccer) and possibly cricket (read: ?) when he’s done racing.