Usain Bolt Fails To Finish 4X100 Relay After Injury Occurs

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

Usain Bolt started the final countdown to his retirement by guiding Jamaica through to the 4x100m relay final at the World Championships.

"I think they were holding us too long in the call room", said an exasperated Yohan Blake.

"It was cold. Usain said to me "I don't like this", because we keep on warming up, and sitting, and warming up".

"But Usain Bolt's name will always live on". "40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run". We were over warm.

"I think the public have probably heard enough about us being the best generation of sprinting, with no results".

"It hurts to see a true legend, a true champion go out there and struggle like that". "It was just insane".

There was similar heartbreak for Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who had already missed out on a medal after she broke down towards the end of the individual 400m, when her Bahamas team failed to finish their relay heat.

"But it was ridiculous".

"They came out here and did the job we wanted them to do, and that's to get us to the finals. It's really heart-wrenching. I couldn't believe it, I'm in shock, utter disbelief". "He kept apologizing to us but we told him there was no need to apologize - injuries are part of the sport", teammate Julian Forte said to IAAF radio.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalist didn't remain on the ground for long.

Bolt also appeared to apologize to his teammates, who looked on with understanding. He did not stop for interviews.

"It's cramp in his left hamstring", Dr Kevin Jones the Jamaica Team Doctor said.

Usain Bolt ended his celebrated career in the worst possible way by losing an event, in which he had won three straight Olympic Gold and four World Championships titles. Hosts Great Britain took the gold medal with a time of 37.47 seconds, and Usain Bolt's Jamaica team ended up not placing after his injury.

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. He's still the man.

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