Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Yohan Blake blames delays for Usain Bolt's injury

Britain's Mo Farah ended his track career with silver in the 5,000 metres at the World Championships on Saturday night Britain's Mo Farah ended his track career with silver in the 5,000 metres at the World Championships on Saturday night
Melinda Barton | 13 August, 2017, 22:44

Though not in the manner he would have planned or thought about, Usain Bolt says final goodbye to Team Jamaica and extends love for fans after seeing curtains being drawn to his illustrious track & field career in a rather disheartening manner.

'We kept warming up and waiting, then warming up and waiting. We waited a really long time. "40 minutes and two medal presentations before our run", said Yohan Blake.

Bolt may not have led Jamaica to a glorious finale anyway, though, as he took the baton well behind eventual winners Great Britain and the US. "They were holding us too long in the call room", he said.

Provided his Jamaican team-mates escape a mistake in this morning's heats, Bolt will line up for one final swansong at 9.50pm.

Jamaica's Yohan Blake is a doubt for the 4x100 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships and will be assessed by medical staff before Saturday's final, head Coach Maurice Wilson said.

On the other hand, the Gold Medal hopefuls tem U.S. with 100 metres Gold and Bronze medal winners Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman were expected to win as they rain in their 2nd and 4th leg but ended up losing to the home team - Britain.

The 34-year-old Olympian could not hide his disappointment after missing out on his second gold of the Championships
The 34-year-old Olympian could not hide his disappointment after missing out on his second gold of the Championships

Athletes such as Mo Farah, Bolt and Katarina Johnson-Thompson teach us to run the race to win; however, if first place is not the gold we can still be winners.

"But a lot of pain is from disappointment from losing the race", added the Jamaican team doctor, Kevin Jones. '14 none. '15, when I was probably at the sharpest and the fastest I've even been in my life, race against Usain, and premium people are like, man, you have a great shot at beating him. I felt it. A hero of the sport to go down like that?

"But we've got to make sure we come out and have our sticks right because it'll be another competitive race just like the 100 was, but I'm definitely looking forward to the challenge".

"No one wants to see Usain go out like that, with an injury". We are world champions at home.

An 11-time gold medalist at the World Championships Bolt has always been excited when it comes to running the relays.

On an August night in 2008, Usain Bolt announced his arrival.