Usain Bolt blames 100 meter loss on starting blocks

Solenn Plantier
Août 13, 2017

Running anchor leg in the 4x100-meter relay for Great Britain on its home soil in London, Mitchell-Blake gamely pulled his team through in the closing strides to take the gold medal - shocking world powers Jamaica and the United States.

Forte believes that the organisers should look seriously into the delay and have it addressed. We've just got to keep pushing each other. The race starts at 20:20 on Saturday. I think they had, like, three minutes, and we were really trying to stay warm, but it was really ridiculous. I drank like two bottles of water. They had us around there for really quite a while, so I think they really need to do something about it.

Canada hold the fastest time of 2017 but are without No. 1 sprinter Andre de Grasse while the 2015 silver medallists Chinese, who have clocked 38.19 this season, will also be in contention.

The GB team, made up of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, triumphed in a time of 37.47 seconds, beating Justin Gatlin's U.S. team by 0.05 seconds. "Everything didn't go according to plan".

Bolt's farewell hasn't gone according to plan after he was surprisingly beaten in the 100m final which was the last individual race of his career.

He had collapsed in tears after missing out on gold
He had collapsed in tears after missing out on gold

'We were excited, we were ready, we had been doing some hand offs and everybody was feeling good, but they kept us hanging around for a long time you know. We were waiting too long, and there was a hell of a walk as well.

"But we've got to make sure we come out and have our sticks right because it'll be another competitive race just like the 100 was, but I'm definitely looking forward to the challenge".

"To see a hero like that, a champion of the sport go down like that, that's a true friend, I didn't like it one bit".

"What we are witnessing is so powerful, so inspirational, he can't be replaced".

In the decathlon, two-time world champion Trey Hardee of the United States hit the third hurdle and clattered into the next one during the 110-meter hurdles to end his medal chances.

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