Usain Bolt collapses in final race, Great Britain seal 4x100m relay gold

13 August, 2017

Usain Bolt’s unparalleled career ended in extraordinary drama as he pulled up with injury on the anchor leg of his very last race, the 4x100 metres relay final at the World Championships.

Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down the finishing straight the towering sprinter pulled up clutching his left thigh, eventually doing a forward somersault to the ground, to gasps from the 60,000 sell out London Stadium.

The British quartet of Chijindu Ujah, Adam Gemili, Daniel Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake claimed gold in 37.47 seconds, with the Justin Gatlin-led US four taking silver at 0.05sec and Japan a surprise bronze (38.04).