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Monday, Aug 19, 2019

‘Infinite love for fans’: Usain Bolt thankful for support as stellar career ends

Usain Bolt illustrious career ended in a dramatic fashion as the sprint icon pulled up with an injury in his final race, the men’s 4x100m final at the World Championships in London.

other-sports Updated: Aug 13, 2017 07:51 IST
Usain Bolt finished his career as an eight-time Olympic gold medallist.
Usain Bolt finished his career as an eight-time Olympic gold medallist. (Twitter )

Jamaican icon Usain Bolt expressed his love for his fans after bowing out of athletics in unfortunate circumstances at the IAAF World Championships.

Seeking a record-equalling 15th World Championships medal in his farewell race, sprint king Bolt pulled up injured during the men’s 4x100 metres relay in London on Saturday.

(Read | Usain Bolt collapses in final race, Great Britain seal 4x100m relay gold)

Having been forced to settle for a bronze medal in his final individual race – last weekend’s 100m decider – a 12th World Championships gold was on Bolt’s mind via the 4x100m relay but the 30-year-old’s career ended painfully after he failed to finish.

(Read | Usain Bolt’s record-breaking career in numbers)

Bolt fell to the ground and he was later diagnosed with cramp in his left hamstring, and as the curtains closed on a memorable journey, the eight-time Olympic gold medallist used social media to thank his supporters.

Thank You my peeps. Infinite love for my fans 🙌🏽🙌🏽

A post shared by Usain St.Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) on

In a photo uploaded to Instagram, Bolt wrote: “Thank you my peeps. Infinite love for my fans.”

While all eyes were on Bolt, Great Britain claimed a shock gold medal in a time of 37.47 seconds, with the United States and Japan second and third respectively.

First Published: Aug 13, 2017 07:36 IST

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