London 2017: Usain Bolt ends incredible career by collapsing in final race

Calvin Saunders
August 16, 2017

Bolt, who managed just bronze in the 100m and pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay on Saturday, bid farewell to the track in a ceremonial lap of honour at the end of the final session of the competition last night. He suddenly stumbled and hobbled a few strides before falling down on the track in pain and agony.

"They were holding us too long in the call room". Inside it was cold.

'We kept warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting.

"This was his farewell race and we wish him the best and hope he recovers soon. Personally I think he has been unbelievable for the sport".

Yohan Blake blames this for the injury. He was saying he was sorry, but there was nothing to be sorry for, he's done it for us (during his career).

The 11-time world champion said his first priority post-retirement would be to relax.

Bolt, who had suffered his first 100m defeat in nine years on August 5, apparently had a pulled a muscle in his leg only 30 meters into the race on Saturday night.

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"I think it was the elements".

"Sorry I didn't get to say bye or anything, but I will be at the stadium tomorrow".

Team GB capitalised and won gold in front of a home crowd. I lost all my heat and sweat. However for Bolt there was light at the end of a "rough week" as one of his favourite football teams, Manchester United, registered a comprehensive win in their opening match of the Premier League 2017-18 season. If I could come out here and give the fans a show, that's fine with me. Bolt suffered a awful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.

The United States, with individual gold and silver medalists Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman running the second and fourth legs, had been expected to push the Jamaicans all the way.

The fastest man on the planet, Bolt has broken the 100-metre world record on three separate occasions, most recently recording 9.58 seconds in Berlin in 2009, while he also holds the quickest time for the 200 metres (19.19). Nonetheless, Gatlin paid tribute to the Jamaican.

"Nobody wants to see a sportsman of that standing like this". I would have liked to compete with him but, unfortunately, he had an injury. "I won't be one of those people who come back".

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