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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