Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Usain Bolt falls to the track injured in final career race

Usain Bolt falls to the track injured in final career race

Bolt essentially confirmed that notion after his bronze medal finish at the World Championships.

The Germans, fourth at last year's Olympics, got off to a strong start through Tatjana Pinto, but it was after Lisa Mayer passed on to Gina Luckenkemper that they took a lead that they didn't give up. Subsequently, Thompson has patently been the pre-eminent sprint figure on the women's circuit, including running 10.71, the world's fastest women's 100 this year, at the Jamaican national championships in late June.

The 11 others all scaled 1.92.

In the women's 100 metres hurdles, it will be a two-horse race with former 100 metres hurdles champion Sally Pearson of Australia going up against world record holder Kendra Harrison of the USA for the title. Haase looked strong in guiding her team home.

The decathlon reaches its climax with the traditional 1,500m to close the multi-discipline event. Another German, Kai Kazmirek, is in bronze-medal position with 7,796 points.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands successfully defended her world title in the 200, winning in 22.05. "I was just happy to be on the line with him", he conceded.

We dare not forget Mr Kemoy Campbell, who became the first Jamaican to qualify for the final of the men's 5,000-metre event at the World Championships. The roar for the Jamaican as he came out to the track was eardrum-shattering, and many expected to ramp this up a decibel or two as he crossed the line to claim another gold. Trailing when he got the baton on the anchor leg, Bolt powered away, quickly swept past his rivals and had time to look to his right before crossing in 37.95 seconds. Canada and Turkey also qualified as the fastest losers.

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"Physically I am allright, there is a little bit of pain, but nothing a massage can't cure, I'm taking it easy", Bolt said of his condition two days after finishing third despite clocking his season's best-equalling 9.95 seconds in the 100 metres final.

Also, there have been several disappointing performances elsewhere, not least yesterday when women's sprint hurdles defending champion Miss Danielle Williams was eliminated in the semi-final.

Germany won the second heat in 42.34. But if there is any doubt how badly he wants to close his account with a gold medal, one only needs to consider that today's leg will be Bolt's first in the heats at a major global senior championships. "Am I really world champion?" But this did not stop me from imputing guilt by association in "Doping Charges Strike Usain Like a Lightning Bolt", February 3, 2017.

The relay heats are set for early Saturday.

Coe has always been a hardliner on doping, believing second time offenders like Gatlin should have life bans - however that view has fallen foul of the legal system when athletes have gone to court to challenge such punishments.

Farah will run in the Diamond League in Birmingham next Sunday before a final track race at the Diamond League final in Zurich on August 24.

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