When did Usain Bolt call it a day? What is the total number of Olympic medals won by the Jamaican sprint legend?
Usain Bolt, who has dominated the men’s 100m race throughout his career, will not compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic men’s 100m final.
Usain Bolt will not compete in the men’s 100m final for the first time since Athens 2004. The men’s 100m final, which is often the highlight of every Olympic Games, takes center stage once again on Sunday.
Zharnel Hughes of the United Kingdom has advanced to the final, where Andre de Grasse, Bingtian Su, and Ronnie Baker will compete for gold.
However, Bolt is the only one of the eight finalists who is not competing.
Bolt is widely recognized as the best sprinter of all time, having dominated the 100m race throughout his career.
Nobody has ever come close to matching his world record of 9.58 seconds, and he also retains the Olympic record of 9.63 seconds, which he set in London in 2012.
Bolt will not defend his Olympic gold medals in Tokyo 2020, as his records are unlikely to be broken.
When Bolt won gold in the 100m at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, he became the first athlete in history to win the event three times in a row.
He went on to win the ‘triple-triple,’ winning golds in the 200m and 4x100m relays, albeit his 4x100m relay gold in Beijing 2008 was removed from him in January 2017 after Nesta Carter was found guilty of doping violations.
Bolt declared his retirement from sprinting later that year, following the 2017 World Championships.
He pulled up with 50 meters to go after suffering a significant hamstring injury during his run in the 4x100m relay.
Bolt, on the other hand, refused to use a wheelchair and instead crossed the finish line with the help of teammates Omar McLeod, Julian Forte, and Yohan Blake.
Despite losing his gold medal in the 4x100m relay in Beijing in 2008, Bolt still managed to win an unprecedented eight Olympic golds during his career.
No sprinter has ever come close to matching Bolt’s Olympic record.
He did, however, have a lot of success at the World Championships, where he won an incredible 11 gold medals.