Usain Bolt cut a disappointed figure during his final appearance at the London Stadium
Bolt is set to retire from competition after the World Athletics Championships and after taking only bronze from the 100m, he was desperate to anchor Jamaica to relay gold.
However, he pulled up with cramp in his left hamstring, dropping the baton and ending his competitive career face down on the London Stadium track.
“It’s been a rough couple of days for me but to be in this stadium with such wonderful people – it’s going to be emotional,” Bolt said.
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“We’ll see how [this farewell] goes.”
Bolt was presented with a piece of the track with one of his lane numbers from London 2012 in a ceremony led by IAAF president Sebastian Coe and mayor of London Sadiq Khan.
The legendary Jamaican then took a lap of honour with the crowd standing to applaud their hero, who bows out with 19 global titles and three standing world records to his name.
Usain Bolt was presented with a piece of the London track
“I’ve always tried my best,” Bolt added.
“Every time I touch the track, I come out here and I give 100 per cent all the time.
“I just want to entertain and put on a good performance as always.
“I just want thank for the support. It’s been immense, outstanding.
“You guys have really showed me a lot of love and I really appreciate that.”