Usain Bolt does not even finish his last race as the anchor leg of Jamaica’s 4X100 relay team. He could see that both the US and UK were in front of him. Did he pull up lame? Or did he just give up? He has been less than stellar in his races this year. It is just time for him to fade away. He still have the world record. And a ton of gold. He will always be a great champion of the track.
The bigger surprise to me, the United States beat Jamaica but still does not win. Great Britain & Northern Ireland team was super fast. They had four solid legs. Culminating in a Gold medal. They ran a very strong race and little surprise they captured the Gold.
The Jamaican women also failed to get gold for the first time since 2011. They were without their best athlete Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The Jamaicans still got a bronze for their effort. Was not enough to beat the Americans.
Big congratulations to the Women’s Team that was able to beat the host nation. The US sprinters have been tough and near the top. The success at the last few Olympics has not translated in the same success at Worlds. This year; the women showed up and won it. It will be nice to see the Women on top of the podium where they belong!
Good luck to the athletes in the remaining events at tomorrow’s final day.