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Sad farewell for injured Bolt as Britain win 4x100m relay

LONDON: Usain Bolt's glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up injured on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday. Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down the finishing straight the towering sprinter pulled up clutching his left thigh, eventually doing a forward somersault to the ground, to gasps from the 60,000 sell out London Stadium. The British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed gold…

Usain Bolt leads Jamaica into final, US run year’s fastest time

LONDON: Usain Bolt, running the penultimate race of his career, led Jamaica safely through their semi-final in the 4x100 meters relay at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday while United States ran the fastest time of the year. Bolt, who announced on Monday that he would also run in the heats, will race for the last time in the final on Saturday when he hopes to bow out with his 20th global championship title. Running the last leg, Bolt eased home, looking over his shoulder, as Jamaica won the second of the two…

Bolt holds on to win 100 meters at final Golden Spike

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC: Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday as he gears up for a final world championships in London this summer. In his second 100m outing of his final season, the Jamaican was slow out of the blocks but jumped ahead before the halfway point to finish in a time of 10.06 seconds, just edging Yunier Perez of Cuba, who ran a personal best 10.09 seconds. Bolt, who has eight Olympic golds and 13 world championship medals, will retire after…

Nervous Bolt wins final 100 meters race on home soil

KINGSTON, JAMAICA: An emotional Usain Bolt recovered from a moderate start to win his final 100 meters sprint on home soil, clocking 10.03 seconds at the 2nd Racers Grand Prix in Kingston on Saturday. The multiple Olympic and world gold medalist, who will retire after August's world championships in London, confessed to being a nervous wreck before running his last race on Jamaican soil. "The run, it was just ok. I must say it was ok. I don't think I've ever been that nervous running a 100m," Bolt said after a lap of…

Bolt wants to be ‘among best players in world’

PARIS: Usain Bolt conquered athletics and now the fastest man on the planet says he wants to become among the top players in world football. The Jamaican sprint legend, 30, will retire after the World Championships in London in August after a track and field career in which he has amassed eight Olympic gold medals, 11 world titles and three world records. Bolt has already made clear his desire to become a footballer, but spelling out his ambitions, the Manchester United fan told France's So Foot magazine: "I have the…

Usain Bolt fires ‘All-Stars’ to Nitro Series win

MELBOURNE: Usain Bolt fired his team of international 'All Stars' to victory in the inaugural Nitro Athletics Series in Melbourne on Saturday, capping the glitzy event with a dominant win in the 4x100m relay to pip hosts Australia in the final standings. Running the second leg of the relay, the eight-times Olympic gold medal-winner took the baton from fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell before Jeneba Tarmoh and Natasha Morrison powered to the finish in front of a sell-out crowd at Lakeside Stadium. Having run in only…

Bolt loses gold as IOC strip Jamaica of 2008 relay win

LAUSANNE. SWITZERLAND: Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals on Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after a teammate was caught doping. The decision which follows the re-testing of hundreds of samples from the Beijing Games, means that Bolt loses one of the three gold medals he won at that Olympics. Bolt's relay teammate Nestor Carter, who ran the first leg of the race, was found to have tested positive for banned…