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Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Usain Bolt Did Not Finish His Last Race at Worlds

Usain Bolt Did Not Finish His Last Race at Worlds

Jamaican "lightning" Usain Bolt lost his first-ever world championships final to his rivals, in the last 100m race of his career last Saturday, while 35-year-old American Justin Gatlin, 2005 world champion, emerged the surprise victor in 9.92 seconds, 0.03 seconds ahead of Bolt.

We recently saw the news that Usain Bolt had been beaten in his last 100m final by Justin Gatlin, who has served two bans (2001 and 2006) from the sport for taking drugs.

Justin Gatlin, who many assume to be Bolt's arch-nemesis, thundered home ahead of the 6ft 5inch Jamaican, with his U.S. teammate Christian Coleman pipping Bolt to the line as well.

The Jamaican great crumpled on the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing gold in the 4x100-meter relay at the world championships.

Even though Bolt ended his 100m career with a bronze, the three times Olympic Champ is not in a hurry to prepare for the 4x100m relay final this Saturday. NBC will show the race to its United States fans between 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, August 12.

Blake has not been able to train at full pace in the lead-up to the race, which will be sprint great Usain Bolt's last on the track. Until this year, Bolt seemed unbeatable.

"I'm sorry for not being able to finish on a win, but I thank you for your support", was launched to the crowd the one who has been the hero of the evening, even in defeat, and, good player, has been offered a brace of good, thanks to his executioner.

The two legends took a photo together which was shared by Bolt on social media on Wednesday, attracting hundreds of likes, shares and comments.

His legendary achievements were well recognized by the sports world as he was named IAAF Athlete of The Year six times and was a four-time Laureus Awards victor.

This year, however, he only got bronze in the 100 behind Gatlin.

Bolt raced very lightly this year, and his best time coming into the meet was the same 9.95 seconds he ran in his finale. "I haven't really talked to the youngsters so we'll see when it comes to the baton changes, but I'm always excited to run relays and we see what the guys are prepared and ready to do". I completely lost my race plan.

Many countries also pay their athletes for competing and winning at the Olympics, and Jamaica is no exception.

Great Britain took gold, the United States grabbed silver, but like who cares.

"I couldn't see them", Gatlin told the Associated Press following the race, "but they couldn't see me, either".

The U.S. 4x400-meter relay team set the fastest time of the year to qualify for Sunday's final at the world championships, beating Trinidad and Tobago and Belgium. All have four points to date with seven matches played so far this season and have each won two of their matches. The highest scorers continue to be a battle between the Tallawahs Lendl Simmons and the Knight Riders Colin Munro.

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