Andre De Grasse forced out of World Athletics Championships due to injury

Friday, 04 Aug, 2017

"That is one of the most disappointing things: that he came along at this late stage that I didn't get to compete against him".

Whether he can do what he usually does at a big event, which is win three gold medals, depends on his level of fitness and more importantly his urge.

During his last race in Monaco two weeks ago, he only just held off Isaac Makwala, who has emerged as a top challenger.

He added: "I just found out about Andre pulling out this morning".

He was positioned to challenge Bolt's swansong having achieved a wind-assisted 9.69 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm where the Jamaican was absent.

"We definitely didn't see anything coming", he said. He flew to Munich to meet with Dr. Muller Wolfhart, who made the final diagnosis. Bolt also played against Yuvraj Singh in an exhibition match in 2014 and scored a 19-ball 45, which included five sixes. Her smile to Bolt in the semi-final of the 200 m - a gesture called the "disrespectful" according to the sprinter star of jamaica - will remain one of the great moments of the olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Previous year he smashed Michael Johnson's long-standing 400m world record at the Rio Olympics with the words "Jesus I am all yours, use me" written on the side of one shoe and in London this week he is trying to pull off a 200m and 400m double.

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, will be drawing curtains on his illustrious career after a decade long journey as a sprinter.

Bolt clearly hasn't forgotten that race. When asked earlier this week to predict the world's next great sprinter, Bolt said "The last guy I said was going to be great disrespected me". De Grasse had been practising block starts on Monday at a local track and was set to finish his workout with a pair of light 60-metre runs.

In the 200, Andre De Grasse was expected to take over from Bolt, but the Canadian is out injured. "And since then, I think the relationship has been slightly different". Kohli who is playing a Test series in Sri Lanka right now posted a video on his Twitter account to send across a special message to Usain Bolt.

"I think it will have to be 9.8 low, perhaps the same time it took me to win at the (Rio) Olympics, I think it will take the same time to win here or close to that", said Bolt, who clocked 9.81 seconds to clinch gold in Rio.

McMillan compared it to removing Donovan Bailey or Bruny Surin from the relay team that won gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.