What is the output for the crown Bolt?

Sport 5 August, 2017

Photo: Glyn Kirk Agence France-Presse
In London, Usain Bolt’s dream of goodbye by the front door.

The superstar athlete Usain Bolt book Saturday the ultimate battle of his remarkable career on 100 metres, at the World championships 2017 in London, with the fierce ambition to offer an exit worthy of his legend.


The long-awaited moment has arrived. On the stroke of 21: 45, the audience of the olympic Stadium will have the privilege to admire a last time the broad smile and the strides supersonic of the star, sprint to the departure of an individual final. The one who reigned without sharing for nine years on the two distances queens (100 and 200 m) dream farewell by the main door and a 12 coronation global (a record) for sitting still a little more its place in the history of the sport.


Undefeated since 2008 in a major competition, the eightfold olympic champion in 30 years doesn’t see her will be tarnished by a defeat that would spoil an outstanding track record. He has said and repeated since his arrival in the british capital : it is “100% ready” to show that he remains ” unbeatable and unstoppable “.


As usual, the audience will be spellbound by the of Jamaica, to which converge all necessarily the looks. But Bolt has learned to manage this pressure for so long that the risk of the see overwhelmed or paralyzed by the challenge of this evening is not like the others is very low. He remains the implacable dimension of sport, which made it 100 meters to a more open race than before.


While the world record holder in the 100 meters (9 seconds 58) and the 200 meters (19 s, 19) has restarted late the machine in 2017, launching a mini-farewell tour, the competition has seriously sharpened his spikes. Where the Jamaican is simply three small trips before the World with a single passage in 10 seconds (9 s 95, July 21, Monaco), others have occupied the space and landed in London the knife between the teeth to knock off the icon.


The threat


Bolt will on its way to the runner-up of the olympics 2016, Justin Gatlin, who returned to first plan at age 35 after four years of suspension for doping. But he will have just as much to be wary of his compatriot Yohan Blake, always in the vanguard, and the two young speedsters Christian Coleman (21 years old), best performer worldwide in 2017 (9 s 82), and Akani Simbine (23 years). Opponents determined to prevent Bolt to laugh out loud at arrival and perform his famous gesture of victory, one arm outstretched towards the sky.


It will then still be the 4x100m relay, the final of which is scheduled for 12 August, to cheer one last time for His Majesty to Bolt before his retirement golden.


The athletics would then have to find a new headliner. It will not be easy to find a rare bird, a champion with charisma and a personality of the level of Bolt.