Bolt injured and crashes out in men's relay

Faith Castro
August 13, 2017

As Bolt fell to the ground, the leg with the golden shoe giving way, the crowd still went wild because the home team went on to win gold in 37.47 seconds, .05 seconds ahead of the United States.

There are also gold medals to be won in the women's high jump and the men's javelin. "He's unbelievable, he's a legend, he's built such a legacy that athletes around the world will be able to use going into their career".

"From 2008 on, Usain Bolt has done wonderful things and tonight is not going to define who he is".

Two-time defending champion Jamaica, without their star sprinter Elaine Thompson, are through to the final of the women's 4x100-metre relay at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Ukraine's Yuliia Levchenko took silver in 2.01 and Poland's Kamila Licwinko was third in 1.99.

Five years after winning the 100-meter hurdles at the London Games, Pearson won the world title in 12.59 seconds.

Thanks much in part to Gatlin, the United States clocked in at 37.70 seconds during the first race. "It's hard to be sad because of the energy I'm getting from the crowd", said the Jamaican, who suffered a rare defeat in the 100 meters when he took bronze.

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France and China also qualified.

A wheelchair was brought to his side before he was helped to his feet and managed to limp away, but it means he leaves his final championship with only a bronze from the individual 100m to show.

Experienced Yohan Blake, who finished fourth in the mens 100m final and failed to qualify for the final round in 200m, did not start in the heats but Bolt later said that he will return in the final race.

The U.S. men took silver in 37.52 but for a nation that used to be totally dominant in the event, it was only their second medal in the last eight global finals after a series of world and Olympic disqualifications.

Olympic great Usain Bolt reacts in despair after injury cost him a relay medal at the world athletics championships in London.

He edged out American Paul Chelimo in a desperate dash for the line, the last mile of a hitherto slow run race run in just under four minutes. He won a third 10,000-meter gold on the first day of the championships.

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