The twelfth of August is a sad day in the history of athletics. The famous Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt last time out to the track before retirement. Farewell the start of the finals in the relay 4 by 100 meters. Not surprisingly, the race organizers left for dessert. Start at 23:50 server time.
This season Bolt almost never played. Jamaican plagued by old injuries. Because of health problems he's losing it. That is why the legendary Sprinter, who in ten days will celebrate 31 years, is retiring. The world Cup in London is the worst major start in his career. Is the duty of the three gold medals there can only be one.
Bolt lost the sprint to American Justin Gatlin and the left with bronze. Distance of 200 meters, he did not run. Thus, the current relay for a Bolt is the last chance. And despite health problems, he is ready to fight for gold.
"Let's see how it goes. Physically I'm fine, there is slight pain, but I can easily manage it. I'm happy to be here and looking forward to the relay," said Bolt on the eve of Saturday's start. In the final, the Jamaican team was the third result.
Only Saturday will be played seven sets of awards. Men will reveal the strongest in the javelin in the women's 5,000 meters in the decathlon in the aforementioned relay. The women got three more finals: the women's 100 meters hurdles, relay race 4 × 100 and high jump. In the last the favourite of Russian Maria Laecken.
By the way, Friday night was for the Russians yielding two silver. Valery Pronkin showed the second result in the hammer throw (78,16 m), and the champion was the pole Paul Fidec (79,81). Meanwhile, Darya Klishina won the second place in the long jump. In her best attempt she "flew" exactly seven meters. American Brittney Reese, who became world champion she has lost only two centimeters. In the same kind of program ninth place went to Latvian athlete Lauma Griva (of 6.54 m).
Friday night at the world championship was played two sets of awards. Dutch Daphne Shippers expected won the race in the 200 meters (of 22.05 sec), and American Emma Coburn was the fastest in the women's 3000 meters steeplechase. The latter set a record world Championships — 9 minutes of 2.58 seconds.
In the medal standings team USA has consolidated its position. The Americans have 23 awards: 8 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze. In second place Kenya — 8 (3-1-4). The third — Poland — 6 (2-2-2). Russia with three silver medals went to clean the 20-th place.