Speaking to PTI on the sidelines of the ongoing World Athletics Championships, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) chief said tackling doping should remain the sole prerogative of sports bodies.
Throughout his reign from 2008-2017, as the sport numero uno, Bolt stood tall as the new symbol of athletics and an example that a new generation of aspiring athletes could emulate.
Ever since, Bolt has flaunted his power at the end of every major championship, getting the third gold medal for himself and sometimes another world record for Jamaica.
The King is fallen, but this regicide did not alter the eternal smile of the one who will remain, what it is, the greatest sprinter of all time.
Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin will meet in a final duel on the track after helping their teams qualify for the final of the 4x100-metre relay at the world championships on Saturday in London, England. Ending the career in 100m with a bronze, Bolt confessed that though he is physically a 100% yet some niggles are bothering him.
Bolt has spoken about how the World Championships would be his last races but speculation persists that he may reverse his decision, with this result doing nothing to dampen that. 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. It is just one of those things, thank you to London for all your love and appreciation", said Bolt, who was treated by the capacity crowd and the organizers as a victor, receiving undimished cheers and applause from the adoring spectators and doing the lap of honor as if he had won. Indeed, his qualification for the final of the 100m race was considered as enough milestone for him. The relay will be very competitive..
The Jamaican is hoping to step away from the track having won his 20th global championship title, something he was denied last week when he finished third in the 100m behind American Justin Gatlin.
I was not surprised because athletics as a sport is not Hollywood movie.
"I know you have to have the black hat and the white hat, but guys, c'mon", he said. You do not know the end if you dont reach the end.
Maybe so, but when he asks the crowd where Bolt is, in between booing, they'll say 'he's behind you.' Two places behind you.
As his career extends, Bolt keeps making history, storming to eight Olympic golds and 11 world titles and holds the world records of 9.58 seconds in the 100m and 19.19 seconds in the 200m.
We see those manners in him and we like it!
"I'm not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes", said the 60-year-old. Bolt won the bronze medal.
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