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Usain Bolt tells Newsround he could've been a cricketer!

Usain Bolt answers Ricky's questions

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He might be the fastest man on the planet but Usain Bolt has said he would have liked to be a cricketer.

Usain played cricket at school and it was his coach that first told him to try out athletics, after watching him play as a fast bowler.

And he reckons that if he wasn't so busy being a world record-breaking sprinter he would have played cricket professionally.

The Jamaican holds the world records for the 100m and 200m.

Usain Bolt dancing

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He said: "I was playing cricket one day and my coach said, 'You know what? Try track and field', because I was running pretty quickly."

The lightning Bolt also said he keeps his cool before big races by thinking about fun stuff like video games.

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He said: "The way I look at it is that if I've trained for 11 months, why should I be nervous? I've done the hard part, all I need to do is relax and enjoy myself.

"I just think about random stuff like playing video games to take my mind off it."