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

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

Usain Bolt in quotes

  Usain Bolt in quotes Usain Bolt's last individual race ended in defeat to his long-time rival Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres final at the World Championships in London. The Jamaican finished third as Gatlin was followed over the line by Christian Coleman in a United States one-two.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 200 metres gold at London 2012."I have broken every record there is to break, in every event I have ever done.

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Justin Gatlin paid tribute to Usain Bolt , the man he beat in the 100m final at the IAAF world championships in London on Saturday. Gatlin ’s American teammate Christian Coleman, a 20-year-old in his first major championships, took silver.

Usain Bolt has earned the praise of his peers: 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium

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. He's inspired me to be a stronger, faster competitor and I've only wished every year to be his top rival."

How Twitter reacted to Usain Bolt's defeat

  How Twitter reacted to Usain Bolt's defeat Justin Gatlin gatecrashed Usain Bolt's finale to silence and shock the London Stadium and claim the 100 metres World Championship title. The American - booed throughout after his previous doping bans - won a highly-charged race in 9.92 seconds as Bolt could only come third on Saturday.Christian Coleman completed an American one-two in 9.94 secs, with Jamaican Bolt crossing the line in 9.95.Here, Press Association Sport looks at how Twitter reacted to Gatlin's win."Bolt looked sluggish in the SF. Carried it into final and got turned over. Gatlin silenced the whole stadium. Love it when an upset happens.

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Twitter Pays Tribute To Usain Bolt After His World Championships Loss To Justin Gatlin . Just after his winning moment, Gatlin jokingly bowed in front of Bolt . Gatlin was rushed away for interviews, and Bolt took a lap of honour as the World Championship crowds cheered for him.

Sir Mo Farah after watching Bolt bow out of the 100m without a gold:

"You've seen it with Usain Bolt, it happens. It would have been nice to see him win but it didn't happen and no-one is going to give it to you - no matter who you are, even Usain Bolt."

America's Christian Coleman, who finished second ahead of Bolt in the 100m:

"He's done things that, 20 years ago, people didn't think could be done. He's the greatest of all time. To even be in the same conversation as him is a blessing."

Six-time Olympic champion Allyson Felix:

"He's changed the sport. He's brought a lot of excitement. He's a performer and I think we can all appreciate it. Now he's really deserved time away and to not have to deal with the gruelling training."

David Beckham's tribute on Instagram:

"We salute you my friend .... For so many years we have watched in admiration and appreciation in what this man has achieved and the happiness he has brought not just to the sport but to millions of children and adults that have had the pleasure to witness the heights of what he has reached year after year.... It's sad to see it come to an end but all I want to say is Thank you @usainbolt."

David Beckham, Sir 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.

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