Olympic champion and world record holder Usain Bolt revealed that he tore his left hamstring in the final race of his career during the 4×100-meter relay at the IAAF World Championships on Saturday.
During the stretch run of the 4x100m relay, Bolt, the anchor of the Jamaican squad, pulled up with an injury, laid on the ground, and eventually walked across the finish line for a disappointing conclusion to an extraordinary career.
Bolt says he faces three-months of rehab after people questioned whether he was really injured. He even tweeted his x-rays to dismiss allegations that he faked the injury because he was losing.
“Sadly I have a tear of the proximal myotendinous junction of biceps femoris in my left hamstring with partial retraction. 3 months rehab.”
“I don’t usually release my medical report to the public but sadly I have sat and listened to people questioning if I was really injured,” he added on Twitter before removing the posts. “I have never been one to cheat my fans in anyway & my entire desire at the championship was run one last time for my fans. Thanks for the continued support my fans and I rest, heal and move onto the next chapter of my life #Love&LoveAlone”
Usain Bolt is ending his career with 8 Olympic golds, 14 World Championship medals and the record for both the 100m and 200m dash.