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Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain win 4x100m relay

Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain win 4x100m relayā€¯

And we believe they are right.

There was a build up before Gatlin and Bolt had a showdown at the Championship.

Frankly, Carl Lewis is the last sprinter who I am absolutely convinced won this event drug free. Bolt is taking cautious and comfortable steps as he prepares for the relay heats on Saturday for his home nation Jamaica.

"I had no idea", Bowie said after the thrilling ending, uncertain she had won until a photo finish confirmation. "It doesn't change anything for me", Bolt said. "I tried my best not to let it affect me too much", he said.

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain.

Defending women's 4x400m champions, Jamaica, boasts three finalists in the 400m and will line up in heat two 11:32 a.m. (5:32 a.m.) as the favourites, while the male 4x400m team, which won silver at last year's Olympics, enter heat one at 11:50 a.m. (5:50 a.m.).

Meanwhile, Bolt continued to give credit to 100m gold medalist Justin Gatlin for his perseverance in a hard atmosphere amongst the fans in London, where they booed the 25-year-old American throughout the sprint competition.

Bolt's speed and charisma made him a household name. Such was the thrilling power that the sport has had upon the world, thanks to Bolt's captivating influence. However, Bolt was all smiles and gracious in defeat. It is a combination of these that has made Bolt arguably the most globally recognised sportsman since Muhammad Ali, with a greater global fan base than a Tiger Woods or Michael Jordan.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica during a lap of honour at the IAAF World Athletics Championships. Reuters
Usain Bolt of Jamaica during a lap of honour at the IAAF World Athletics Championships. Reuters

Jamaica now leads the Caribbean with three medals -two bronze and one gold, while Cuba, The Bahamas and Trinidad & Tobago have one each.

Stomach flu has been the biggest story of the world championships.

Finally, to see so many other athletes being awarded medals at these championships in respect of previous games is most definitely just desserts for all concerned and great to see British athletes Jessica Ennis Hill and Jo Pavey being awarded gold and bronze medals which goes back to the Championships of 2011 and 2007. He also could be the richest.

Earlier, Tori Bowie became the first double gold medallist at the world championships, anchoring the U.S. team to the 4x100-meter relay title ahead of Britain and Jamaica.

According for Forbes magazine, Bolt has earned $32.2 million in 2017, with a majority coming via product endorsements. If you opened the book and if you dont go to the last paragraph and see the line about who wins or lose, you dont know.

Van Niekerk had his chance. In Rio, Van Niekerk clocked the world record 43.03.

The fastest man in the world (9 seconds and 58 hundredths of a second on 100 m, 19 seconds 19 hundredths of a second) feared for his put into action, after having pestered against starting blocks not firm enough to his liking, the sleep at the end of the series.

"I'm still in a dream, this is our highest ever medal, it's just incredible", said Asher-Smith, who only returned to action two months after ago breaking her foot. Something tells me it'll be a long time before anybody measures up to the standard set by the track and field giant.



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