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USAIN BOLT'S ILLUSTRIOUS athletics career finished on a painful and shocking note at the IAAF World Championships, the iconic sprinter pulling up with an injury as Great Britain claimed a shock gold in the men's 4x100m relay.

That wasn't the only surprise. The silver medal went to the hands of the United States, 37,52, while the bronze medal was surprisingly won by the Japanese 38,04. The fans loved seeing Usain Bolt run one last time, but it was hard to see him end with an injury.

"To be holding us so long was atrocious".

The hugely popular Bolt was given a standing ovation after the individual 100-meters final, when a bitterly disappointed crowd watched as Gatlin took the gold.

His teammates on the once-fabled Jamaican sprint squad were far from unmatchable, too.

Jamaican team doctor Dr Kevin Jones told AFP that Bolt had suffered from "cramp in his left hamstring".

"I don't remember much about how I performed but I was able to run with a very good feeling", said Fujimitsu, who anchored Japan.

But hopes were high for Bolt's final competitive race, with Jamaica also boasting newly-crowned 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, Julian Forte and Yohan Blake in their line-up. "Usain Bolt's name will always live on".

It was yet another fantastic upset in a championship of so many.

Mo Farah finished second at the 5,000m and the 34-year-old who have already won the 10,000m gold medal 8 days ago couldn't do the double. "I didn't have a single thing left to give at the end".

"I want to leave on a high because that's the ideal note".

Instead, Tori Bowie was the unlikely first double gold medalist at the championships, anchoring the US team to the 400-meter relay title ahead of Britain and Jamaica.

The result means Bolt, 100 and 200m world record holder, finishes his career with 14 world career medals, one behind American Allyson Felix, to go with eight Olympic golds.

Britain's only other men's global sprint relay golds came in the 1912 and 2004 Olympics. Harper-Nelson failed to make the Rio Olympic team, getting eliminated in the Trials semifinals, and was fourth at the USATF Outdoor Championships in June, squeaking onto the world team.

The four - the same line-up who won Team GB's first 4x100m relay bronze in 32 years in Rio last summer - crossed the line 0.09 seconds behind the US, with Germany qualifying as third fastest.

Johannes Vetter of Germany won the javelin title with an opening throw of 89.89 meters.

Czech Republic pair Jakub Vadlejch and Petr Frydrych threw personal bests of 89.73 and 88.32 respectively to take silver and bronze.


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