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Usain Bolt collapses through injury during final race

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 01:06

After being tended, Bolt limps to finish line to end his competitive career

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 12, 2017)(REUTERS PICTURES - ACCESS ALL)(STILLS ARE MUTE) 1. USAIN BOLT IN PAIN DURING HIS STINT OF MEN'S 4X100M RELAY RACE AT IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2. USAIN BOLT LIFTS PAINFUL LEG 3. USAIN BOLT JUMPS IN AIR AND DROPS THE RELAY BATON 4. USAIN BOLT TUMBLES OVER ON THE GROUND 5. USAIN BOLT LIES FACE DOWN ON THE TRACK 6. USAIN BOLT SEEKS HELP 7. USAIN BOLT HOLDS HIS HEAD AS HE IS TENDED BY HELPERS 8. USAIN BOLT IS SURROUNDED BY HELPERS INCLUDING A MAN WITH A WHEELCHAIR 9. USAIN BOLT IS HELPED BY HIS TEAM MATES YOHAN BLAKE, JULIAN FORTE AND OMAR MCLEOD 10. USAIN BOLT WITH HIS SHORTS LEG ROLLED UP AND IN BARE FEET WALKS, MAN WITH WHEELCHAIR IS NEARBY 11. USAIN BOLT LIFTS HIS ARMS IN THE AIR AS HE WALKS, FLANKED BY HIS JAMAICAN TEAM MATES STORY: Usain Bolt was robbed of a storybook ending to his career by injury on Saturday (August 12). Earlier in the IAAF World Athletic Championships Bolt was beaten into third place in the men's 100m sprint race. On Saturday he had just begun his stint for Jamaica in the 4x100m men's relay, looking for a final gold medal, when he pulled up in agony and tumbled over onto the track. A muscle injury had put him and his team out of the race. While hosts Great Britain raced on to win gold ahead of the USA team, Bolt was tended where he fell but refused to leave the track in a wheelchair. Instead the sport's greatest entertainer, surrounded by his three worried team mates, Omar McLeod, Julian Forte and Yohan Blake, rose gingerly to his feet and limped the last 30 metres to the line. The official result recorded that the Jamaicans did not finish but Bolt had been absolutely determined to ensure he completed the last race after a matchless career in which he won 19 major championship gold medals

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Usain Bolt collapses through injury during final race

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 01:06