Farewell Usain Bolt sport, stretching for a week, turned monstrous. After the bronze in the sprint his only chance for gold was relay 4 by 100. The Jamaicans won her last four world Championships and the last three Olympics. However, the Beijing gold robbed — partner Bolt, who had escaped the torch were caught doping.
Bolt, as always, put a finisher, but to the final stage, it became clear: gold will play the Americans and the British, and Jamaican team at best will take the bronze. Not took. Bolt received the baton from a partner, ran 30-40 yards and then started limping and fell. After the finish all athletes, he took off the shoes and terribly frustrated, hobbled barefoot under the bleachers. The worst farewell to a legend it was impossible to imagine.
Victory in the relay went to the team of great Britain (from 37.47 sec). The Americans finished second (and 37.52). Third were Japanese (38,04).
Meanwhile, Rossiyanka Maria Laecken won the high jump. The result is 2.03 metres. The silver medal went to Yulia Levchenko from the Ukraine (2,01), bronze, Licwinko Kamila from Poland (1,99). Laecken brought Russia's third medal in two days. On Friday Valery Pronkin was the silver medalist in the hammer throw, and Daria Klishina was second in the long jump.
In Russia there is no other athlete that would have dominated their view as they are now Laecken in the high jump. Take this season — 12 of 13 the best results belong to Mary. Now Laecken — double world champion. If we talk about the athletes of Russia, the number of gold medals at the world Championships ahead of her only Yelena Isinbayeva (pole vault) and Tatyana Lebedeva (triple and length).
On Saturday at the world Championships have been played five sets of medals. Team USA won the women's relay 4 x 100 (41,82 sec), the German Johannes Vetter won the javelin (89,89 m), Frenchman Kevin Mayer was the best in decathlon (8768 points), Australian Sally Pearson won gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles (12,59 sec), and Ethiopian Muktar Edris won the 5000 meters (13 min 32,79 seconds). Mo Farah in the last event remained second (33,22 min 13 sec).
In the medal standings leader team USA — 27 awards (9-10-8). Second place in Kenya — 8 (3-1-4). On the third spot is occupied by Poland — 7 (2-2-3). Russia with one gold and three silver medals rose to an unofficial eighth place.