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Usain Bolt to retire after 2017 World Championships in London

Feb 16, 2015 09:42 IST

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt on 14 February 2015 announced that he will retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London.

The 28-year-old six-time Olympic gold medalist also said that he will focus on the 100metres in 2017.

Usain Bolt and his records
Usain Bolt is widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time measurements became mandatory in 1977. His records and titles include
Six Olympic Gold medals: these medals were won at Beijing Olympic 2008 and London Olympics in 2012 in three events and they were 100 metres , 200 metres  and 4x100 metres  
Eight World Championships Gold Medals: these medals were won at Berlin 2009 in events 100 metres , 200 metres  and 4x100metres , Daegu 2011 in events 200 metres  and 4x100 metres  and Moscow 2013 in events 100 metres , 200metres  and 4x100metres
One Gold medal at Commonwealth Games: won at Glasgow 2014 in 4x100 metres  event
• He also hold the world records of covering 100 metres s in 9.88 seconds and 200 metres  in 19.19 seconds


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