Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Sir Mo Farah emotional as track career nears the end

Sir Mo Farah emotional as track career nears the end

Bolt broke down on the anchor leg for the Jamaican team.

An Olympics-lite, the World Athletics Championships have rekindled the joy of "Super Saturday" in the British public, who have flocked in their droves to the London Stadium to watch the likes of Bolt, Farah and Felix pound the track - in some cases for the last time.

Running out of lane two in the second heat on Saturday, the Jamaican quartet of Christania Williams, Natasha Morrison, Jura Levy, Sashalee Forbes finished second to Germany to book an automatic qualifying spot in the final, which takes place later.

On the last day of his worldwide career, fans jostled for space to have a glimpse of Bolt at the warm-up arena, adjacent to the stadium and television cameras were fixed at him to have a shot of the towering Jamaican.

Richards medaled in a time of 20.107 behind South Africa's Wayde Van Niekerk who was beaten into second by Turkish runner, 27-year-old Ramil Guliyev. It means that much to him and, perhaps, even to the sport.

Mo Farah says he will take "nothing for granted" following Usain Bolt's failure to win the world 100m gold medal as the pair prepare for their final major championship appearances on Saturday.

Even had he not been injured, Bolt would have been hard-pressed to catch Great Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, who held off 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman of the U.S. to claim a famous gold for the host nation. "They executed and ran well for a young team", Bolt said.

The Jamaican great crumpled on the track with a left leg injury as he was chasing gold in the 4x100-meter relay at the world championships.

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The women's 4x100m final is at 9:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m.).

Bolt's bid to retain his 100m title went up in smoke as American Justin Gatlin won gold, with Christian Coleman taking silver.

"I've done my best as always; went out there and gave my all and I'm just happy to be here and looking forward to the 4×100", added, the 100m and 200m world record holder who has helped Jamaica win the last four world 4×100 titles.

"There are no words to describe how I am feeling". Gatlin did not let the jeers of the London crowd move him at all, saying "I tuned it out through the rounds and stayed the course". Yohan Blake coming in for the final is definitely good'. They said if you come back we should accept that.

'We have been training that relay, there were some camps.

Great Britain won the men's 4x100m relay in a fantastic race for the home team, winning in front of a packed crowd at the London Olympic Stadium.

I was 16 when Bolt first won a medal at the worlds in 2007.

Switzerland (42.50) qualified with the fourth fastest time overall while Netherlands (42.64), Brazil (42.77) and Trinidad and Tobago (42.91) completed the final round line-up.

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