Tag Archives: Usain Bolt

Bolt injured in last race as Great Britain take 4×100 gold


Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet ...

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Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in 100m final


Justin Gatlin won his second world 100m title 12 years after his first to ruin eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt’s final individual race. Bolt, who retires after next week’s 4x100m relay, was third behind American Gatlin, who clocked 9.92 seconds, and Christian Coleman (9.94). Bolt’s 9.95 seconds equalled his best effort of 2017 but he always trailed. Gatlin – banned ...

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Dopers must stop or athletics will die – Bolt


Usain Bolt says athletes who dope must “stop or the sport will die” as he prepares to race for the final time in his illustrious career. Bolt, an eight-time Olympic champion and icon of world sport, will retire after this month’s World Championships. The Jamaican, 30, will run in the 100m and 4x100m at the Worlds, which begin in London ...

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Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica in emotional farewell


Usain Bolt marked an emotional farewell at a sell-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil. The 30-year-old will bring down the curtain on his illustrious career when he retires in August after the World Championships in London and began his goodbye in front of 30,000 adoring fans in Kingston. An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt ...

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Usain Bolt’s potential successor De Grasse happy with attention


Usain Bolt’s absence from the track at the end of the season will be a huge blow to the world of athletics no matter IAAF president Sebastian Coe’s protestations that other athletes are just as deserving as the spotlight. There can be no denying the worth the towering Jamaican has brought to the sport at a time when it has ...

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Former Britain high jumper dies in Jamaica motorbike crash


British Olympic high jump silver medallist Germaine Mason has died aged 34 after a motorcycle crash in Jamaica. The Jamaica-born athlete, who switched to represent Great Britain in 2006, won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He was a friend of sprinter Usain Bolt, who was on the scene soon after the crash at 04:20 local time on Thursday. “Usain ...

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Usain Bolt loses gold as IOC strips Jamaica of 2008 relay win


Usain Bolt no longer has nine Olympic gold medals after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that relay team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine. The decision from the IOC relates to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing where Bolt won gold with the Jamaican relay team in the 4x100m. The disciplinary committee – which comprised of Mr ...

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I’m like Usain Bolt; NPP can’t catch up with me – Mahama


The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) Presidential Candidate for the 2016 elections, President John Mahama, has said the December 7 election is a foregone conclusion for his party. He likened his expected victory to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s exceptional track and field exploits, on the first day of his Ashanti Regional Campaign tour. Addressing the Chiefs and party faithful during a ...

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This was my first and last Commonwealth games – Bolt


Usain Bolt completed his medal collection by winning Commonwealth gold in the 4×100 metres relay on Saturday night and then announced this would be his first and last appearance at the Games. It was not another alleged dig at Glasgow, which Bolt insisted put on a ‘great competition’ despite the weather, but an acceptance that the quickest man in history ...

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