Bolt pulls up injured as Britain win 4x100m relay

Saturday August 12 2017

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (centre) falls on Jamaica's anchor leg of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 12, 2017. PHOTO | JEWEL SAMAD | AFP

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (centre) falls on Jamaica's anchor leg of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 12, 2017. PHOTO | JEWEL SAMAD | AFP  

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LONDON

Usain Bolt's glittering career swansong came crashing to an end when he pulled up on the anchor leg of the world 4x100m relay won by Britain on Saturday.

Bolt received the baton with Jamaica in third, but halfway down his leg the towering sprinter pulled up clutching his left thigh, eventually doing a forward roll 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).