Sport Day nine at London 2017

03:25  13 august  2017
03:25  13 august  2017 Source:   Press Association

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

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt collapsed to the track injured in the 4x100m final - his final race before retirement: 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium © PA WIRE 2017 IAAF World Championships - Day Nine - London Stadium

Usain Bolt's career dramatically ended in sorry style after the Jamaican sprint king pulled up injured on the final leg of the men's 4x100m relay final - his last race before retirement - on day nine of the World Championships in London.

Great Britain claimed the relay title just minutes after the women's squad took silver while Sir Mo Farah could only finish second in his final global track race before switching to the road.

MEDALS

Men's 4x100 metre relay

Gold: Great Britain

Silver: USA

Bronze: Japan

Women's 4x100m relay

Gold: USA

Silver: Great Britain

Bronze: Jamaica

Women's high jump

Gold: Maria Lasitskene (Neutral/Russia)

Silver: Yuliya Levchenko (Ukraine)

Bronze: Kamila Licwinko (Poland)

Women's 100m hurdles

Gold: Sally Pearson (Australia)

Silver: Dawn Harper-Nelson (USA)

Bronze: Pamela Dutkiewicz (Germany)

Men's javelin

Gold: Johannes Vetter (Germany)

Silver: Jakub Vadlejch (Czech Republic)

Bronze: Petr Frydrych (Czech Republic)

Men's 5,000m

Gold: Muktar Edris (Ethiopia)

Silver: Mo Farah (Great Britain)

Bronze: Paul Chelimo (USA)

Decathlon

Gold: Kevin Mayer (France)

Silver: Rico Freimuth (Germany)

Bronze: Kai Kazmirek (Germany)

PERFORMANCE OF THE DAY

With just one medal - from Sir Mo Farah - leading into the penultimate day Great Britain needed a result and the men's 4x100 metre relay team delivered.

Sir Mo Farah in numbers

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Just after the women won relay silver the men stormed round in 37.47 seconds to beat the USA by just 0.05s.

It was GB's first World Championship gold medal in the 4x100m as Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and CJ Ujah made history.

It sparked wild celebrations - as Usain Bolt lay stricken on the track in a perfect contrast of agony and ecstasy.

MOMENT OF THE DAY

There can be only one. It was supposed to be a fitting finale to one of the world's greatest ever athletes. Instead Usain Bolt's career ended with the eight-time Olympic champion collapsing on the track clutching his hamstring.

Bolt looked to be gaining ground in the final leg of the 4x100m relay but he pulled up with 50m to go and ended limping down the track, supported by his Jamaican team-mates.

He ends his career in London having won only bronze in the 100m last Saturday and his send-off was not supposed to end this way.

STAT OF THE DAY

Sir Mo Farah was finally beaten. It had been 2,176 days since the 34-year-old had lost a track final - when he came second to Ibrahim Jeilan in the 10,000m in the World Championships in Daegu.

But Muktar Edris found a way to win against the four-time Olympic champion in the London Stadium on Saturday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Yohan Blake hits out after Bolt's dramatic relay collapse:

"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'. 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...

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