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

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 ...

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Laureus Awards 2017: Bolt, Biles, Rosberg, Atherton & Leicester among winners

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles dominated their sports at the Rio 2016 Games

Usain Bolt and Simone Biles claimed the top accolades at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco. Eight-time Olympic sprint champion Bolt and four-time Olympic gold gymnast Biles were named sportsman and sportswoman of the year for their 2016 achievements. Britain’s Rachel Atherton won the action sportsperson of the year award for her downhill mountain biking feats. Leicester City won ...

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Usain Bolt set to train with Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive has confirmed that the nine-times Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will train with the Bundesliga team. Hans-Joachim Watzke told Kicker magazine on Sunday that “it was no joke” and “not a marketing move”. Watzke was responding to a report in the Guardian that Bolt planned to train with Dortmund, one of the top Bundesliga teams. Dortmund ...

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Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson up for IAAF Awards

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Jamaican Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson both made the shortlists for the IAAF’s World Athlete of the Year awards on Wednesday after cleaning up the sprint golds at the Rio Olympics. Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana made the shortlist in recognition of her stunning 10,000 metres victory in Rio. Bolt, a five-time former winner of the award, became the first ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 200m gold, his eighth Olympic gold

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Usain Bolt won the men’s 200m to claim his second Rio 2016 gold, his eighth at an Olympics, and keep alive his hopes of an unprecedented ‘treble treble’. The Jamaican ran 19.78 seconds to come home ahead of Canada’s Andre de Grasse and France’s Christophe Lemaitre. Britain’s Adam Gemili clocked the same time as Lemaitre, but was denied his first ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt wins 100m gold, Justin Gatlin second

Usain Bolt wins 100m gold to complete first part of 'triple-triple' attempt (Image credit: rio2016.com)

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt became the first athlete to win three Olympic 100m titles by beating American Justin Gatlin to gold at Rio 2016. Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Gatlin, twice banned for doping offences, finished 0.08 seconds behind Bolt to take silver. “Somebody said I can ...

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Usain Bolt: I’ll win all three gold medals at Rio 2016

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Usain Bolt, the most decorated sprinter of all time, is oozing with confidence as he edges closer to realizing his “Triple-Triple” gold medal dream at the Olympic Games in Rio. Speaking exclusively to CNN’s Amanda Davies, the world’s fastest man, who turns 30 on August 21 — the final day of the Olympics — is certain he’ll finish in top ...

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