Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Bolt pulls up from his last game due to injury

Bolt pulls up from his last game due to injury

NY [U.S.]: "Oh no" echoed across the globe as Usain Bolt's final race at the world championships ended in him getting injured and hobbling on the track, whimpering in agony.

'We kept warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting. "Now he's really deserved time away and to not have to deal with the gruelling training".

And team-mate Yohan Blake, who ran the third leg, slammed competition organisers for allowing the women's high jump medal presentation to over-run and allow the runners on track to cool down.

Omar McLeod, who led off the Jamaican team, said: "It was ridiculous".

"(But) I personally think that we were held in the stadium a little too long without our clothes on, and there was a little draught in there.

But the championships will be remembered for an anti-climactic end to the career of Bolt, a 19-time global champion who is arguably the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.

The US took silver in 37.52 with Japan third in 38.04.

Gatlin ran the second leg for the United States team, led off by Mike Rodgers, another dope cheat, BeeJay Lee and Coleman on anchor.

"I came to the world championships and got the silver medal and I think it's definitely the start of a great career".

There will be a fair amount of emotion from the stands as Mo Farah also runs in his last track race - the 5,000 metres final. I felt it. A hero of the sport to go down like that? "We hope for the best for him", he added. The fans, however, are looking forward to seeing their superstar in action one last time as he takes to the track.

"It's a cramp in his left hamstring, but a lot of the pain is from disappointment from losing the race", Jamaican team doctor Kevin Jones said. "If we look past what happened at this championship, he has had an incredible career and that should be celebrated", Gatlin said.

Bolt and his teammates had been forced to wait for more than 40 minutes before the race with the eight-time Olympic champion voicing his concerns about the situation.

"Usain Bolt's name will always live on", he said.

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