Sport Jamaica question waiting time after Usain Bolt pulls up injured in final race

02:05  13 august  2017
02:05  13 august  2017 Source:   Press Association

Usain Bolt through his 100m heat in London in a time of 10.07

  Usain Bolt through his 100m heat in London in a time of 10.07 Usain Bolt moved a step closer to a golden goodbye as he cruised through the 100 metres heats at the World Championships in London. Back at the stadium where the Jamaican declared himself a "living legend" after retaining his 100m and 200m titles at the 2012 Olympics, the 30-year-old recovered from an awful start to win his heat in 10.07 seconds.Bolt, who is bringing the curtain down on his glittering career at these championships, was met with the customary huge cheers whenever he appeared on the big screen.

Bolt was injured in his final race . Unfortunately for Bolt , his career not only ended with a loss, but in injury . Bolt took the baton in second, but pulled up shortly into his final 100-meter stretch.

Jamaica 's Usain Bolt goes down after pulling up injured in the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 12, 2017 Adrian DENNIS (AFP).

Jamaica's Usain Bolt pulls up injured during the men's 4x100m relay final at the World Championships: 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium

Furious Yohan Blake hit out at organisers after Usain Bolt's dramatic final race at the World Championships.

Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt sensationally pulled up injured with 50 metres to go of the 4x100 metres relay and fell to the track with Great Britain taking gold just ahead of the USA and Japan.

The race started 10 minutes later than scheduled with two medal ceremonies for the 5,000m - with Sir Mo Farah getting his silver medal - and the high jump taking place before.

Bolt's sudden injury ended his career in sorry style after he planned to retire from the track following the championships, having already won bronze in the 100m last weekend.

Usain Bolt's 'worst blocks' complaint rejected by IAAF

  Usain Bolt's 'worst blocks' complaint rejected by IAAF World Championships organisers have dismissed criticism from Usain Bolt about his starting blocks for the 100 metres. The eight-time Olympic champion hit out at the blocks following his heat on Friday night in London.Bolt was aiming to bank a 12th World Championship gold medal in the 100 metres in the London Stadium on Saturday night and won his heat after a poor start which he blamed on the blocks."That was very bad," he said after winning in 10.07 seconds."I stumbled a little bit coming out of my blocks. I'm not really a fan of these blocks. These are the worst blocks I have ever experienced.

Usain Bolt pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as the last race of his unparalleled career ended in high drama.

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

And Blake, who won Olympic 4x100m relay gold with Bolt and Jamaica in 2012 and 2016, believes the lengthy build-up caused Bolt's injury in London on Saturday night.

"I think they were holding us too long in the call room. The walk was too long. Usain was really cold. In fact Usain said to me, 'Yohan, I think this is crazy'," said the 100m world champion from 2011.

"It was 40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run. We keep warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting. I think it got the better of us.

"We were over warm. And to see a true legend, a true champion go out there and struggling like that...

"The race was 10 minutes late, we were kept 40 minutes and it was a 300 metre walk. It was crazy."

Team-mate Omar McLeod echoed Blake and criticised the organisation with his heart going out to Bolt.

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.

Jamaica 's Usain Bolt , center, pulls up injured in the final of the Men's 4x100m relay during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. At right is United States' Christian Coleman.

But hopes were high for Bolt 's final competitive race , with Jamaica also boasting newly-crowned 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, Julian Forte and Yohan Blake in their line- up . Usain Bolt pulled up injured in the race .

He said: "It's heart-wrenching. I gave it my all and I really wanted Usain to leave golden, or even if it was just a medal, it was really heart-wrenching.

"I couldn't believe it, I'm in shock, utter disbelief.

"It was ridiculous, man. We were there around 45 minutes waiting outside, I think they had three medal ceremonies before we went out so we were really trying our hardest to stay warm and keep upbeat.

"But it was ridiculous. We waited a really long time. I drank like two bottles of water."

Team-mate Julian Forte, running in his first World Championships, added: "I really wanted to be a part of the team that sends Usain off in style. Unfortunately it's one of those things, it's part of sport.

"They kept us in the call room for an extremely long time in our running kits, and it's not the warmest over here and they had us around there for quite a while, so I think they really need to look into that and do something about it.

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.

Usain Bolt would not stop apologising to his team-mates after his injury . Bolt pulled up with an apparent hamstring problem 50 metres into his anchor leg of the 4x100m relay, his final major race as a professional athlete.

Bolt injured in final race . 13 minutes ago. Share this. Usain Bolt 's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4x100 metres relay as Britain beat the United States for a shock gold medal.

"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. So it's just really crazy."

Dr Kevin Jones, Jamaica's team doctor, confirmed Bolt's injury.

He said: "It's cramp in his left hamstring but a lot of pain is from disappointment from losing the race. The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know. We hope for the best for him."

The USA's 100m champion, Justin Gatlin, had sympathy for Bolt and still expects him to return to the track, with the pair even having a bet.

He said: "You can't really have this night or championship define what he's done in the past. From 2008 on, Usain Bolt has done amazing things. Tonight is not going to define who he is. He is still the man.

"This is a farewell tour, we take our hats off to him and we hope he gets better.

"I'm going to win my $100, he's coming back in a year or two. He'll be ready. He has a passion for the sport, he loves the fans, the fans love him. It's something you can't walk away too easy from."

Usain Bolt urges next generation of Jamaican sprinters to chase greatness .
Usain Bolt has warned the next generation of Jamaican sprinters they have to display the same insatiable desire for greatness he did if they are to follow in his footsteps. Bolt bade a final farewell to the sport he has ruled for the past nine years with an emotional lap of honour at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday.Warmth poured down from the packed stands, but he admitted he had endured a "rough" send-off on the track, having to settle for bronze in the 100 metres and then pulling up injured in his very last race, the 4x100m relay.


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