No gold for Usain Bolt as he closed his career’s book on a sad note after kneeling down to the Great Britain team on the 4×100 m relay on Saturday, August 12 at the London Stadium.
The eight-time Olympian collapsed in the track, suffering from muscle cramps seconds after taking the baton for Jamaica’s anchor leg which led them to lose his last chance to bag a gold medal as he retires.
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“The race was 10 minutes late, we were kept 40 minutes. It was crazy,” third leg runner Yohan Blake said.
“It was 40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run…We keep warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting. I think it got the better of us,” he furthered.
Meanwhile, other competitors also shared their dismay with Bolt, saying it “hurts to see a true legend, a true champion go out there and struggle like that,” and that Bolt’s name will “always live on.”
On the other hand, recently champion Justin Gatlin who dethroned Bolt in the 100 m event called the Jamaican athlete “still the best in the world.” He also felt that the weather may have played a part in Bolt’s injury.
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