Posted August. 07, 2017 07:18,
Updated August. 07, 2017 07:32
Despite having gained the rare experience of failing to win, Bolt looked relaxed. “Justin Gatlin is an amazing competitor. Christian Coleman is young but is hugely talented. Since I lost to such runners, I have no regret,” Bolt said. “I did everything I could. I will not revoke my decision to retire.” Bolt also congratulated Gatlin.
Bolt failed to win the men’s 100-meter race in the World Championships for three consecutive events, a feat both Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene of the U.S. achieved, but the Jamaican sprinter has won a total of 14 medals (11 gold medals, two silver, and one bronze) as an individual runner to tie in the category. Bolt will aim for his 15th medal, the most ever for a sprinter, in the 400-meter relay race on Sunday next week. It will be his final race before retirement.