Sport Great Britain win gold in men's sprint relay as Usain Bolt pulls up injured

02:00  13 august  2017
02:00  13 august  2017 Source:   Press Association

Usain Bolt in numbers

  Usain Bolt in numbers Usain Bolt's last individual race ended in defeat to his long-time rival Justin Gatlin in the World Championships 100 metres final in London. The Jamaican sprinter still has plenty to look back on with pride and here, Press Association Sport reviews his career in numbers.9.58 - Bolt's 100m world record (in seconds), set at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.19.19 - his 200m record (secs) from the same Championships.36.84 secs - he holds a complete set of sprint world records after Jamaica's relay efforts at the London 2012 Olympics.27.79 - Bolt's fastest recorded speed (mph) on the track.

Great Britain won gold in the men ' s 4x100m relay final after Usain Bolt dramatically pulled up on the final straight. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake raced to victory for Team GB as they posted the third fastest victory ever recorded.

Usain Bolt ' s track career ended in agony today as he pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay - while Great Britain stormed to a sensational victory. The sprint legend grimaced in agony and collapsed on the track on the final straight as the home team raced to victory in the thrilling final at the World

Great Britain's men pulled off a stunning win in the sprint relay: 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium

Great Britain's men celebrated a stunning gold medal in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships in London as Usain Bolt's career ended in injury and agony.

The British quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pipped the United States to victory in a new European record of 37.47 seconds, but only after Bolt had pulled up on his anchor leg and collapsed to the track.

The USA took silver in 37.52secs and Japan claimed the bronze.

Mitchell-Blake, who had to settle for fourth in the individual 200m, roared with delight at the finish in scenes similar to Mark Lewis-Francis' cries of delight when he crossed the line at the 2004 Athens Olympics to earn Britain sprint relay gold.

Usain Bolt in quotes

  Usain Bolt in quotes Usain Bolt's last appearance at a major championships ended in disappointment as he pulled up injured on the anchor leg of the sprint relay. The Jamaican, who finished third behind American duo Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman in the individual 100 metres last weekend, bows out with 19 global golds to his name, however.Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some memorable quotes - from Bolt himself and from those associated with him."I am a living legend; bask in my glory." - Bolt's parting statement at the end of his press conference after his 200m gold at London 2012.

Silver for Great Britain in women' s sprint relay at World Championships. Jamaica' s Usain Bolt pulled up injured on the final leg of the 4x100m relay .

Great Britain won a dramatic 4x100m relay at the world championships in London but Usain Bolt ’s career ended in tragic fashion when he pulled up injured . Great Britain win gold in men ' s 4x100m relay as Bolt pulls up hurt – video highlights.

The victory made it a night of double sprint relay joy for the hosts as the women's team of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita won silver in 42.12s.

The tale since Athens for Britain's men has been one of missed chances and baton blunders. But no more, and the joy amongst the team was evident at the finish. Mitchell-Blake was in tears and could barely speak.

The winning time, a combination of Ujah's perfect reactions, flawless changeovers and a superbly-timed dip from Mitchell-Blake to cross the line ahead of 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman, erased the 18-year-old European record of 37.73 - also held by Britain.

Ujah told BBC Sport: "I am proud of these guys and those behind the scenes. It is crazy to do this in London."

Athletics needs Usain Bolt's unique insight - Darren Campbell

  Athletics needs Usain Bolt's unique insight - Darren Campbell Athletics chiefs would be "mad" not to call on Usain Bolt's insight and experience when working out how best to promote the sport in his absence, according to Darren Campbell. The Jamaican brought the curtain down on his glittering career at the World Championships in London on Saturday, albeit in sorry fashion as he pulled up injured in the 4x100 metres relay. His hero status, however, is secure.The 30-year-old was greeted by huge roars from the packed crowds in the London Stadium whenever he appeared on the big screen or was mentioned by the stadium commentators, let alone took to the track.

Great Britain won a thrilling gold in a dramatic 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London. But there was a sad end to the sprinting career of the great Usain Bolt , who pulled up injured on the anchor leg for Jamaica.

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt ' s final track appearance ended with pain and frustration on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4x100 metres relay as Britain stunned the United States to win a shock gold medal.

Gemili, controversially overlooked for selection in the individual 200m, said: "It's crazy, honestly a dream and a reality tonight. Wow."

"We are world champions at home. We will never get this feeling again," Talbot added.

Mitchell-Blake said: "I wasn't sure if I had won or not, I gave it my all, but I could see Christian Coleman out of the corner of my eye. The feeling of euphoria was from infinity. I can't register it. We smashed the British record to pieces."

While Britain celebrated, though, there were contrasting emotions for Bolt in the final race of his career.

The 30-year-old pulled up on the home straight as he sought to chase down the United States and Britain, hobbling for a few strides before falling to the track.

His team-mates gathered round him and the 19-time global champion was helped to his feet and limped over the line, applauding the crowd as he did so.

It was a sad way for Bolt to bring the curtain down on the greatest athletics career the world has ever seen, a man who has dominated, delighted and delivered ever since his record-breaking runs and gold medals at the 2008 Olympics.

David Beckham, Mo Farah and Justin Gatlin pay tribute to Usain Bolt

  David Beckham, Mo Farah and Justin Gatlin pay tribute to Usain Bolt Usain Bolt ended his glorious athletics career at London 2017 by limping out of the 4x100 metres relay on Saturday night. The Jamaican sprint king still ended his time on the track with 19 global titles, which includes eight Olympic gold medals.Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the tributes which have been paid to the 30-year-old.Justin Gatlin after beating Bolt in the 100m final:"Bolt is an electrifying character who has run sizzling times, mind-blowing times and throughout the years he has always kept it classy.

But Great Britain won gold in men ' s 4x100 metres relay . Stewards offered to help Bolt with a wheelchair but the sprint legend opted to limp away and applaud the crowd. Team GB win 4x100m GOLD as Usain Bolt pulls up injured at World Athletics Championships.

The Jamaican pulled up with what looked like a torn hamstring and collapsed on the track as CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pipped the US to gold .

A golden farewell was what he deserved.

But last weekend, when Bolt had to settle for 100m bronze and drug cheat Justin Gatlin took his title, was proof enough that sport does not do fairy tales, not even for Bolt.

But, after four successive sprint relay golds at the World Championships, Jamaica's reign is over.

The British female quartet finished behind the USA, as they claimed gold in a world-leading 41.82, with their silver following hot on the heels of Sir Mo Farah's second place in the 5,000m.

But while that result left a spent Farah flat on the track with his head in his hands, the emotion amongst Britain's young female sprinters as they danced with delight on their lap of hour could not have been more different.

Bronze at the Olympics in Rio was a major success. This was a step up again from a team with an average age of 22.

Neita, who held off Jamaica by 0.07 on the anchor leg, said: "We've smashed it. We worked so hard for this.

"I tried my best down that last stretch and I'm glad to bring the team home to silver. We work so hard as a team so we are delighted."

Asher-Smith, who finished an agonising fourth over 200m after an injury-hit season, added: "To upgrade from Olympic bronze to world silver with these girls has been absolutely incredible, and to do it at home means so much."

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake says athletics will never fill void left by Usain Bolt .
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake tasted glory in Usain Bolt's final race and is longing for more. While the 23-year-old Londoner reckons it is impossible for track and field to fill the void of the newly-retired Jamaican, he hopes Great Britain's sprinters can build on their 4x100metres relay success at the London 2017 World Championships."Usain Bolt left a void but it's one that can never be filled," Mitchell-Blake said."What he's achieved in the sport is truly remarkable.

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