Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica in emotional farewell

Sunday 11th June , 2017 1:47 pm
Bolt holds the 100m world record with a time of 9.58 seconds (Image credit: Getty Images)
Bolt holds the 100m world record with a time of 9.58 seconds (Image credit: Getty Images)

Usain Bolt marked an emotional farewell at a sell-out stadium in Jamaica by winning his final 100m on home soil.

The 30-year-old will bring down the curtain on his illustrious career when he retires in August after the World Championships in London and began his goodbye in front of 30,000 adoring fans in Kingston.

An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt easily won the ‘Salute a Legend’ race in his first 100m of 2017 but admitted to a rare attack of nerves.

“The run, it was just OK. I must say it was OK. I don’t think I’ve ever been that nervous running a 100m,” he said.

Bolt clocked 10.03 seconds to win before a lap of honour in front of a raucous crowd who danced, waved flags and blew their vuvuzela horns while fireworks lit the sky.

The 100m and 200m world record holder returned to kiss the finishing line before flashing his signature ‘lightning bolt’ pose.

 

 

 

Source: BBC