Usain Bolt wins final 100 metres race in his home country

Last Saturday one of the fastest athlete the world has ever seen played his final race. Usain Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, took the world by surprise when he first won the double sprint victory at the 2008 Beijing Olympics . He became the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016). His huge achievements as a sprinter earned him the media nickname “Lightning Bolt”.

And after a career of achievement he decided to run his final race at his home where he first started his career. The eight-time Olympic champion sprinter bade farewell in a 100-metre race on Saturday evening, winning in front of huge crowd estimated at 30,000 in Kingston.

“The run, it was just okay. I must say it was okay,” Bolt, told the BBC after
winning in 10.03 seconds. “I don’t think I’ve ever been that nervous running a 100.”

Bolt has already stated that he intends to retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships.


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