Murray seeks inspiration from Bolt’s performance to win Olympic gold

Updated: Jul 26, 2012, 14:16 PM IST

London: British tennis ace Andy Murray, who is hoping to win golden laurels for his country at the Olympics, will use the memories of Usain Bolt’s tremendous performances in Beijing four years ago as inspiration.

Beaten in the Wimbledon final on July 8, Murray said he has recovered from the devastation of defeat to Roger Federer.

He said Olympic victory would surpass the grand slam success, which continues to elude him.

“In terms of achievements, winning a gold medal is the pinnacle of sport. It would be right up there,” quoted him, as saying.

Seeded third at the All England Club for Saturday’s tournament, Murray said Jamaican superstar Bolt is at the core of his most electric Olympic experiences.

“The last memory I have of the last Olympics in Beijing was watching the 100m final, watching Usain Bolt. It was pretty amazing how far he won by, to see what he did throughout the Games,” Murray said.

Murray said his other Olympic heroes were also track and field giants - US 400m champion Michael Johnson and British javelin star Steve Backley.