Usain Bolt has decided to hang up his running shoes after a shock defeat to Americans controversial Justin Gatlin in the world 100 meters final in London
Bolt was heavy favourite to win his 12th world championship title but after a slow start couldn’t make up the ground and had to settle for the bronze after finishing behind Gatling and Christian Coleman, also from America.
The world’s fastest man will officially retire from Athletics after this Saturdays 4×100 meter relay. The 30-year-old Jamaican said that his decision to stop came after experiencing pain after he runs stating “My body is telling me its time.”
The crowd reacted negatively when Gatlin’s name was called in first place and a short chorus of boo’s echoed around the stadium for the man who’s career had been tainted after several doping allegations.
Bolt has been a great representative for the sport and this final result will no doubt not be what he is remembered for instead fans will remember his 100m record of 9.58 seconds which has not been touched for 8 years and his relaxed and jovial approach to the sport
Source : Theguardian
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