Bolt leads Jamaica into final, USA run year's fastest time

Bolt leads Jamaica into final, USA run year's fastest time

For his massive global following, the ideal script would have seen the Bolt of old running down Britain and the U.S. for yet another gold, but it was not to be.

The subject has come under the spotlight at the IAAF World Championships in London after two-time offender Justin Gatlin beat eight-time Olympic champion and crowd favorite Usain Bolt to 100m gold on Saturday.

That wasn't the only surprise. As he put it to one interrogator last month, when asked again about the continuing United States Anti-Doping Agency investigation into his coach, Alberto Salazar: "It is getting boring now".

"To be holding us so long was atrocious". It could be two more Jamaican gold medal performances or further affirmation the sprint tide might finally be turning.

LONDON | Arrived at the terminus of his career, the superstar Usain Bolt was struck by lightning in the last line of the final relay 4×100 m World in London, collapsed on the track, unable to lead the stick to the finish on Saturday night.

The Jamaican great is looking for one more gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the world championships.

Farah also was bidding farewell to the track, coming up short of his fifth straight 5,000-10,000 double at major championships in a sprint against Muktar Edris Ethiopia.

"It's been brilliant. The energy in the stadium is outstanding", Bolt said, hailing the deafening support in the packed-out London Stadium "not just for me but the whole championships". "I didn't have a single thing left to give at the end". But Turkey's second gold medal of the week had its perks. "We are on top of the world".

The world of athletics would have wanted another passing of the baton at a time when its biggest star, the CV clean and without the slightest suspicion, has made a decision to hang up the spikes. He showed the world that an athlete does not need to cut corners before becoming a global prodigy. They performed their media duties, they performed their rituals - Bolt even struck his iconic pose with a smile on his face. Rico Freimuth took silver with 8,564 points, while German teammate Kai Kazmirek was third with 8,488.

Defending women's 4x400m champions, Jamaica, boasts three finalists in the 400m and will line up in heat two 11:32 a.m. (5:32 a.m.) as the favourites, while the male 4x400m team, which won silver at last year's Olympics, enter heat one at 11:50 a.m. (5:50 a.m.).

Johannes Vetter of Germany won the javelin title with an opening throw of 89.89 meters. Another Czech, Petr Frydrych, took bronze with a last throw of 88.32 meters. Reese won the Olympic gold medal in the same stadium five years ago.

Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, and the USA team also including another convicted doping cheat, Mike Rodgers, and Jaylen Bacon were booed when introduced although the jeering was less pronounced than for the individual 100m event. This is why it is, indeed, a sad tale for athletics that it was Justin Gatlin, a 35-year-old athlete who has had a drug blemished career that is now the world 100 meters champion.

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