100m world champion Usain Bolt won the final sprint in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica last night.
The 30-year-old eight-time Olympic gold medalist sold out the stadium and began his goodbyes in front of 30,000 roaring fans.
Bolt, whose personal best is an incredible 9.58 seconds in Beijing in the 2008 Olympics, plans to bring down the curtain on his triumphant career in August after the World Championships in London.
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The 100m and 200m record holder easily won the ‘Salute a Legend’ race in his first 100m of 2017, but admitted he was ‘nervous’ for the first time in a while.
Bolt, who clocked 10.03 seconds in ‘possibly one of his worst races’ said:
The run, it was just OK. I must say it was OK. I don’t think I’ve ever been that nervous running a 100m.
Just the atmosphere and the people, the support they came out and gave me, it was really nerve-racking.
I never expected this, I knew it was going to be big, the stadium was ram-packed so thank you guys for coming out and supporting me.
The Jamaican athlete has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at past three Olympic Games – Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
He admitted the event was about ‘putting on a show for the crowd’ and he finished with his signature bolt pose.
A great way to start drawing the curtain on what has been an absolutely incredible career!