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Usain Bolt to quit after the 2017 World Championships

First Posted: Oct 17, 2016 02:20 AM EDT
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Jamaican competitor Usain Bolt has affirmed that he is going to retire after the 2017 World Championships in London, as he explained that that the Racers Grand Prix set on Jamaican soil will be his last in his home country. Apparently the best sprinter in recent history, Bolt has been in incredible form in the previous couple of months, having won three continuous Gold awards at the Rio Olympics in the 100m, 200m and 4*100m categories.

According to the reports of Smile Jamaica, the sprinter told tha the Racers Grand Prix will be his last race on home soil. A world record holder in both the 100m and 200m classifications, much has been said with regard to how he would perform at the Rio Olympics. However, Bolt satisfied desires and demonstrated why he is the best sprinter on the planet.

Word about his retirement started not long after the Olympics finished up, and inquiries were asked whether he would join the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. However, yesterday's announcement made it clear that the Jamaican legend is throwing in the towel. "Yes I am certainly going to retire after the big showdowns in London, that will be my last one," said Bolt in regards to his last race.

The 2017 World Championships will close on August 13 and it is typical that Usain Bolt will place in both the 100m and 200m occasions. In the interim, the Racers Grand Prix will happen in June one year from now, which will be his keep going race on home soil.

The 30-year old has won 9 Olympic Gold awards over the past 8 years and is generally viewed as the "speediest human ever." A victor of 11 World Championships, an enthusiastic Bolt said, "I'm currently a legend. I'm additionally the best competitor to live," in the wake of winning the 100m sprint at the 2012 London Olympics.

Jolt's first love was cricket, having needed to be a quick bowler and loved Pakistani legend Waqar Younis. Sachin Tendulkar and nation mate Chris Gayle are alternate cricketers he respected. The whole world would miss such a symbol after his retirement, which will be a noteworthy "Jamaican farewell."

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