Usain Bolt bows out, cheered by emotional fans, after receiving his bronze medal

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica with his bronze medal after the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. The race, which was Bolt’s final solo competitive event, was won by Justin Gatlin of the US, while the sliver medal went to American Christian Coleman (REUTERS)

Usain Bolt of Jamaica with his bronze medal after the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. The race, which was Bolt’s final solo competitive event, was won by Justin Gatlin of the US, while the sliver medal went to American Christian Coleman (REUTERS)

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(L-R) Justin Gatlin wins the 100 m final on Saturday night, edging out Christian Coleman and Usain Bolt at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London. (AFP)

(L-R) Justin Gatlin wins the 100 m final on Saturday night, edging out Christian Coleman and Usain Bolt at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London. (AFP)

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IAAF president Sebastian Coe presents Usain Bolt his bronze medal at the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (REUTERS)

IAAF president Sebastian Coe presents Usain Bolt his bronze medal at the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (REUTERS)

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Usain Bolt acknowledges the cheer from the crowd after receiving his medal during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

Usain Bolt acknowledges the cheer from the crowd after receiving his medal during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

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Gold medallist Justin Gatlin receives his prize from IAAF president Sebastian Coe as Usain Bolt cheers on during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday (AP)

Gold medallist Justin Gatlin receives his prize from IAAF president Sebastian Coe as Usain Bolt cheers on during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday (AP)

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Justin Gatlin (R) and Usain Bolt smile as the American national anthem gets played during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Justin Gatlin (R) and Usain Bolt smile as the American national anthem gets played during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (Getty Images)

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Justin Gatlin (L) invites Usain Bolt onto the top rung of the podium the victory ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

Justin Gatlin (L) invites Usain Bolt onto the top rung of the podium the victory ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

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Justin Gatlin (L) and Usain Bolt have tremendous mutual respect for each other with the Jamaican naming the American as one of his toughest rivals. Gatlin, on his part, adores Bolt and bowed down to him after finishing the race, winning the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Saturday night. (AFP)

Justin Gatlin (L) and Usain Bolt have tremendous mutual respect for each other with the Jamaican naming the American as one of his toughest rivals. Gatlin, on his part, adores Bolt and bowed down to him after finishing the race, winning the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Saturday night. (AFP)

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Gold medallist Justin Gatlin (L) and bronze medallist Usain Bolt share a light moment during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

Gold medallist Justin Gatlin (L) and bronze medallist Usain Bolt share a light moment during the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

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(L to R) Silver medallist Christian Coleman, gold medallist Justin Gatlin (C) and bronze medallist Usain Bolt (R) on the podium of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

(L to R) Silver medallist Christian Coleman, gold medallist Justin Gatlin (C) and bronze medallist Usain Bolt (R) on the podium of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (AFP)

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Usain Bolt obliges the photographers and the fans after the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Usain Bolt obliges the photographers and the fans after the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London on Sunday. (Getty Images)

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Usain Bolt demonstrates his trademark celebration for the fans one last time after the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics. (AFP)

Usain Bolt demonstrates his trademark celebration for the fans one last time after the podium ceremony of the men’s 100m event at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics. (AFP)

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Usain Bolt’s fans back home in Kingston, Jamaica, mimicked their champion’s pose as they witnessed men’s 100m final at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London. (REUTERS)

Usain Bolt’s fans back home in Kingston, Jamaica, mimicked their champion’s pose as they witnessed men’s 100m final at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London. (REUTERS)

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Many of the fans broke down seeing their champion Usain Bolt lose his last solo 100 metre race, at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London. (REUTERS)

Many of the fans broke down seeing their champion Usain Bolt lose his last solo 100 metre race, at the IAAF World Championships of Athletics in London. (REUTERS)

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