Bolt loses world race; still fan favorite

The void Mo Farah leaves in track distance running is immeasurable

The void Mo Farah leaves in track distance running is immeasurable

Gatlin, 35, had been loudly booed throughout the 100m rounds and the verbal abuse was ratcheted up a few notches when he won the final, denying Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt a 12th world title in his last individual final.

An Olympics-lite, the World Athletics Championships have rekindled the joy of "Super Saturday" in the British public, who have flocked in their droves to the London Stadium to watch the likes of Bolt, Farah and Felix pound the track - in some cases for the last time.

In other action, the Canadian women's 4x400m relay team finished sixth in the first heat with a time of three minutes, 28.47 seconds and was not able to secure a spot in Sunday's final.

Blake has not been able to train at full pace in the lead-up to the race, which will be sprint great Usain Bolt's last on the track. Ending the career in 100m with a bronze, Bolt confessed that though he is physically a 100% yet some niggles are bothering him.

"Physically I am allright, there is a little bit of pain, but nothing a massage can't cure, I'm taking it easy", Bolt said of his condition two days after finishing third despite clocking his season's best-equalling 9.95 seconds in the 100 metres final. And why not? Even with the loss, Bolt is ready to entire retirement as possibly the most popular figure the sport has ever known.

"Unstoppable." - and at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday, Usain St Leo Bolt can still have his final sporting wish granted.

Bolt, who finished third in the individual 100m behind victor Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman, said: "I enjoy relays more than anything. They executed and ran well for a young team", Bolt said.

Danny Talbot, Adam Gemili, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and CJ Ujah ran a collective time of 37.47 seconds to beat favourites US to first place and claim gold - their first since 2004.

We had a 100m winner Gatlin booed to the rafters and a 200m victor Ramil Guliyev, whose winning time was almost a second slower than Bolt's best and who ended up being interrogated in the victory press conference about his adopted country Turkey's doping record.

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Growing a goatee may give him a touch of maturity while he would still give the big innocent grin at the cameras on the starting line, joke with Hero the Hedgehog and flash thumbs-up sign to the crowd and make his trademark pose of shooting off invisible arrows despite the third place finish.

There are also gold medals to be won in the women's high jump and the men's javelin.

"There are no words to describe how I am feeling".

"I'm excited to just live normally and get up and know that I have no training for once and can do what I want". "Honestly, I have just been chasing this number", Taylor said of the 18.29-meter mark.

Germany clocked 42.34 seconds for the victory, well ahead of Jamaica, who crossed the line in 42.50.

Great Britain won the men's 4x100m relay in a fantastic race for the home team, winning in front of a packed crowd at the London Olympic Stadium.

Completing the final lineup were the Netherlands, featuring twice 200m champion Dafne Schippers, and 2015 bronze medallists Trinidad and Tobago.

It was the first time Bolt had been beaten at a major championships since the 4x100m relay at the 2007 worlds in Osaka.

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