It is curtains on Usain Bolt’s career, and sadly for the eight-time Olympic medallist, the end was disappointing. Bolt, in his final race, at the World Athletics Championships suffered an injury midway into his anchor leg of the men’s 4×100 metres relay and thus had to pull out of the competition.
It was the British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake who claimed gold in 37.47 seconds. Justin Gatlin-led US won silver in 37.52 seconds, and Japan finished third in 38.04 seconds to take home the bronze. China, silver medalist two years ago, was fourth in 38.34. Also Read- Usain Bolt Retirement: Some Interesting Facts About The World’s Fastest Athlete
Bolt, who suffered his first 100-metre defeat in nine years on August 05, was looking to finish on a high. However, that was not the case. The 30-year-old pulled hamstring only about 30 metres into the race. Bolt then limped to the finish line in agony. Also Read- Usain Bolt Retirement: Top 10 Famous Quotes of Eight-Time Olympic Gold Medallist
“But a lot of pain is from disappointment from losing the race. The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know. We hope for the best for him,” said Jamaican team doctor Dr Kevin Jones.
Inputs IANS; edited by Aamir Salati