It's my final season, says emotional Usain Bolt

Jun 27, 2017, 11:42 IST | AFP

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this "emotional" season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption scandals.

Bolt has won eight Olympic and 11 world gold medals in his career, but importantly was the outgoing, larger-than-life personality on whom athletics administrators could rely for a positive slant, an athlete widely recognised globally. Asked whether he might carry on after this season, Bolt said: "No, I don't think so! It's just been a great career; I've really enjoyed the ups and downs, all the experience I've gathered, all I've been through, the happiness and the sadness.

"It's been a wonderful career and I've done everything I've wanted to do and it's coming to an end and I'm fine with it." Speaking ahead of tomorrows IAAF World Challenge meet in the northeastern Czech city, Bolt admitted that the season was an emotional one.

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