“Lightning BOLT”-End of an Era
Usain Bolt a.k.a the “Lightning BOLT” misses out his perfect retirement medal to American sprinter Justin Gaitlin and Christian Coleman at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations in London.
This was Bolt’s farewell sprint before his retirement after the conclusion of the ongoing London IAAF Championship 2017. Gatlin sprinted to his glory in 9.92 seconds while his fellow American Christian Coleman finished in 9.94seconds and Bolt clinched unto his bronze medal in 9.95seconds. With this win Gaitlin became the oldest sprinter to clinch gold medal in short distance track at the age of 35.
Bolt is currently the reigning Olympic champion in three events (100,200 4x100) and will go down in history as the greatest Olympiad who has ever competed in track event. He holds the record of winning the 100 m, 200 m, and 4 × 100 m at three consecutive Olympic Games. The eleven-time World Champion, Bolt has won the World Championship 100 m, 200 m and 4 × 100 metres relay gold medals consecutively from 2009 to 2015, with the exception of a 100 m during the 2011 championship due to false start .