Bolt injured in final track race

Evrard Martin
Août 13, 2017

In his trademark style, Bolt grabbed the baton from Campbell, who ran the third leg, and blasted ahead of all his rivals and slowed down while approaching the finish line to conserve energy for the finals.

While the Jamaican lay prone, it was Britain who crossed the line first in a world-leading time of 37.47 seconds, the U.S. - booed upon entry with 100m champion Justin Gatlin on the second leg - second with 37.52secs and Japan taking the bronze.

Daniel Talbot, the oldest member of the gold-medal winning relay team at 26, believes the victory could provide a foundation for Great Britain to continue challenging the USA and Jamaica for the top honours.

Bolt, who is the greatest sprinter in modern times, has been chalked fame and fortune.

But Mitchell-Blake refused to buckle in the final stages, holding his form to hit the line as the home crowd went wild with celebration.

Bolt's bid to retain his 100m title went up in smoke as American Justin Gatlin won gold, with Christian Coleman taking silver.

Beijing worlds silver medalists China finished fourth with second-leg runner Xie Zhenye just coming back from injury. We are confident we can win.

The Jamaican super star will call time on his illustrious career after the IAAF World Championships in London.

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

US-based Mitchell-Blake, a relative newcomer to the relay squad, said: "I dreamed of this as a child". The United States placed second, while Japan finished in third. We were hanging around inside the stadium for too long with our clothes off and i think that's where Usain Bolt's injury came from.

Dawn Harper-Nelson of the United States was second, .04 seconds behind, and Pamela Dutiewicz of Germany took bronze in 12.72.

In the opening heat, Spain beat Poland and Cuba for the three automatic qualifying spots but Jamaica was out, finishing fourth.

"We were in the stadium for a while, you guys know how chilly it is down here", he said.

Lasitskene, who missed last year's Rio Olympics because of Russia's suspension, failed at 1.99 twice but regained form thereafter.

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