August 22, 2017

End of an era: Usain Bolt’s career comes to gut-wrenching end as superstar collapses injured in final leg of 4x100m relay final

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From tvnz.co.nz

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain.

The fairytale finish didn’t come for the Jamaican sprinter at the World Athletic Champs in London.
Source: SKY

The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 4×100-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships.

Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed and stumbled as he came down with his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition.

That wasn’t the only surprise. Britain went on to beat the United States in a tight finish.

The 60,000-capacity stadium was primed for one last Bolt show, one last “To the World” pose after a victory, but the injury made it blatantly clear why Bolt is ready to retire. His body can no longer hold up.

His teammates on the once-fabled Jamaican sprint squad were far from unmatchable, too. Bolt had just too much to make up in the final 100 meters as both Britain and the United States were ahead and even Japan was even.

As Bolt fell to the ground, the leg with the golden shoe giving way, the crowd still went wild because the home team went on to win gold in 37.47 seconds, .05 seconds ahead of the United States.

It was yet another amazing upset in a championship of so many.

For more and video go to: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/end-era-usain-bolts-career-comes-gut-wrenching-superstar-collapses-injured-in-final-leg-4x100m-relay

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