Sports Britain win 4x100 meters relay as Bolt pulls up

06:10  13 august  2017
06:10  13 august  2017 Source:   Reuters

Bolt, Farah headline the 1st day of world championships

  Bolt, Farah headline the 1st day of world championships The stadium will be packed Friday for the opening of the world championships — and not only to catch a glimpse of Usain Bolt. After all, this is Mo Farah’s house. While Bolt races in an early heat of the 100 metres, the British long-distance runner will chase after the night’s only medal in the 10,000. He’s dominated the event, winning two straight world titles to go with two more Olympic golds, including the 2012 London Games. Both Bolt and Farah are moving on after the season — Bolt is calling it quits, and Farah, also racing in the 5,000 at these championships, will swap out the shorter races for the marathon.

Usain Bolt 's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4 x 100 meters relay as Britain beat the United States for the gold medal.

Athletics- Britain win 4 x 100 metres relay as Bolt pulls up - Usain Bolt 's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4 x 100 metres relay as Britain beat the United States for a shock gold medal.

World Athletics Championships © REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach World Athletics Championships Usain Bolt's final appearance on the track ended in agony on Saturday as he pulled up injured running the final leg of the World Championships 4x100 meters relay as Britain beat the United States for a shock gold medal.

Bolt, who had to settle for bronze in the individual 100 meters, had been hoping to sign off from the sport by leading Jamaica to a fifth successive relay gold but they were already struggling in third when he collected the baton.

As he tried to gain ground, Bolt pulled up and fell to the floor with what looked like a hamstring injury.

The United States, with individual gold and silver medalists Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman running the second and fourth legs, had been expected to push the Jamaicans all the way.

Instead, a brilliantly executed race by Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake gave Britain gold in 37.47 seconds, the best time in the world this year.

The US took silver in 37.52 with Japan third in 38.04.

(Editing by Ian Chadband)

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