Jamaican sprint king called time on his career at the World Athletics Championships in London
USAIN BOLT enjoyed a massive party with huge magnums of champagne and sparklers as he celebrated retirement this week.
The Jamaican sprint king, 30, called time on his glittering, gold-medal laden career at the World Athletics Championships in London on Friday.
Bolt didn’t quite enjoy the send-off he’d hoped at the London Stadium.
After being beaten by American Justin Gatlin to gold in the 100 metres, Bolt suffered an injury in the 4x100m relay as Jamaica fell out of the medal positions.
However, Bolt put that disappointment behind him as he partied long into the night.
Surrounded by a host of partygoers, Bolt shared an Instagram video from an unknown location as they waved sparklers made from champagne bottles above their heads.
It was a fitting send-off for a man who truly changed the face of athletics.
Bolt not only broke, but shattered, the world records in both the 100m and 200m during his career.
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On top of running a 9.58secs 100m in Berlin in 2009 and a 19.19secs 200m – also in the German city that year – Bolt earned a staggering eight Olympic gold medals during his scintillating career.
However he was just as loved off the track as he was on it, as his celebrations, parties and revelations of a chicken nugget diet endeared him to the public.
In an era when doping in athletics was rife, Bolt was a shining light of sincerity and a beacon of hope for the future of the sport.
The avid Manchester United fan is now eyeing up a career in football.
You wouldn’t fancy being the defender tasked with keeping up with him.
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