Published: Sunday 13 August, 2017

WATCH Usain Bolt Collapses Injured in 4×100 at World Championships 2017

The illustrious career of Usain Bolt ended with more drama at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Days after losing the 100-meter race to Justin Gatlin, Usain Bolt fell injured in the anchor leg of the 4×100 as Great Britain won gold.

Usain Bolt 4x100 injury

Usain Bolt lies injured on the track after collapsing injured in the 4×100 race. (Mathias Schrader/AP photo)

Usain Bolt would have wanted to end his track career on a high note. Certainly, the 4×100 meter race at the IAAF World Championships would be the best time to do it. Bolt had led the Jamaican team to countless wins in the 4×100 over the past 12 years. But it was not to be.

Days after losing the 100-meter race to Justin Gatlin of the United States, Bolt suffered an injury as he anchored the Jamaican team in the 4×100.

As he took the baton to the anchor leg, the sell-out crowd at London’s Olympic stadium was expecting a burst of speed from the track legend. Trailing the US and Great Britain, Usain Bolt started to build up speed. But midway through the race, he stopped and collapsed on the track with an injury. Shocked track and field fans watched as he lay on the track as the British team won gold with the US team finishing second.

According to track officials, Bolt suffered a painful cramp in his left hamstring.