Usain Bolt vows ‘never again’ after emotional London farewell

first_imgUsain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.After embarking on a special lap of honour so slow that you could not believe that we were saying farewell to the world’s fastest man, Bolt was asked by reporters already missing him whether he might ever change his mind.”No, I’ve seen too many people come back and make things worse and shame themselves. I won’t be one of those people who come back,” Bolt said firmly.Twenty four hours earlier, the 30-year-old Jamaican’s matchless sprint career had ended painfully on the last leg of the 4×100 metres relay final as he crumpled to the ground in the London Stadium with a hamstring injury.Bolt, who admitted that it had been a terrible end of a “stressful” championship for him after also losing his 100 metres crown, said he had felt consoled on Sunday when someone told him “Muhammad Ali lost his last fight too — so don’t be too stressed about it”.Already he was looking forward to an exciting future, he said, with his management camp talking to IAAF president Sebastian Coe, about what he might be able to do for the sport in an ambassadorial capacity.He also revealed that his coach Glen Mills, the sage of Jamaican athletics, wanted him to become his coaching assistant.Thank you, @usainbolt.What a journey it’s been. pic.twitter.com/t2bDZpJ9o6advertisement- IAAF (@iaaforg) August 13, 2017last_img

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