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Usain Bolt to sign for Australian side Central Coast Mariners?

Usain Bolt to sign for Australian side?
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Retired sprinter Usain Bolt is reportedly close to agreeing a six-week trial period with Australian side Central Coast Mariners.

Central Coast Mariners have reportedly indicated that they are willing to offer a trial period to Usain Bolt.

The former Jamaican sprinter is keen to earn a contract at a professional club but so far, the 31-year-old has failed to earn a deal with either Borussia Dortmund or Stromsgodset.

However, according to The Sun, Bolt will be provided with the opportunity to impress in Australia with Central Coast Mariners.

The report suggests that Bolt will spend six weeks on trial at the A-League side with the possibility of a full-time deal should he be able to make an impact.

Last season, Central Coast Mariners finished at the bottom of the league standings with just four wins from their 27 matches.

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

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· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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