Usain Bolt fails to finish final race of his career, crumpling to track during 400 relay

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain.

The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the Jamaican 400-meter relay team on Saturday at the world championships.

Having to make up lots of ground on the anchor leg, Bolt suddenly screamed, stumbled and somersaulted as he came down, his golden farewell shattered by the first injury he has experienced at a major competition.

That wasn’t the only surprise. Britain went on to beat the United States in a tight finish.

Justin Gatlin, Bolt’s American rival who ended up with 100-meter gold and relay silver.

Bolt’s teammates on the once-fabled Jamaican sprint squad were far from unmatchable, too. Bolt just had too much to make up in the final 100 meters as both Britain and the United States were ahead and even Japan was even.

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.

Mo Farah, his long-distance equivalent

Article source: http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-world-track-championships-20170812-story.html

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