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:   pressassociation.com

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.

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 4×100 metres relay and fell to the track with Great Britain taking gold just ahead of the USA

Jamaica ’s Usain Bolt pulled up injured in the final race of his career, Saturday’s 4x100 meter relay at the World Championships in London. Bolt could not finish the race and sought medical attention as Great Britain raced to gold in the event.

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.

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 4×100 metres relay and fell to the track with Great Britain taking gold just ahead of the USA

Bolt 's teammates on the once-fabled Jamaican sprint squad were far from unmatchable, too. Bolt just had too much to make up in the final 100 meters as both Britain and the United States were ahead and even Japan was even. Usain Bolt of Jamaica is seen injured .

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 pulled up injured in the final race of his career, Saturday’s 4x100 meter relay at the World Championships in London. Time _Sports.

Usain Bolt pulling up with an apparent injury in the men’s 4x100-meter relay final at the world track and field championships on Saturday. After Bolt took the baton from his teammate Yohan Blake to run the anchor leg of Jamaica ’s 4x100-meter men’s relay, their team was in third place.

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 has spoken for the first time since ending his career in World Championship agony after he was struck down with injury in his final appearance before retirement. The 30-year-old bowed out in the worst possible way on Saturday night as he pulled up during the anchor leg of Jamaica ’s 4x100m

Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter of his generation, maybe of all time , but he was unable to finish his final 100-meters.

"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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