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IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah's perfect swansongs end in dismay

IAAF World Championships: Usain Bolt, Mo Farah's perfect swansongs end in dismay

The Jamaican sprinter limped out with a cram on his left hamstring as the team failed to finish the 4X100 metre relay.

WATCH: Usain Bolt limps out with cramp in final race of his career at IAAF World Championships

WATCH: Usain Bolt limps out with cramp in final race of his career at IAAF World Championships

And just when it seemed Bolt was catching up the hosts, he limped down the track as he had pulled a cramp on his left hamstring, sat down agonising in pain as Great Britain roared away with the gold. The USA finished second, followed by Japan. Bolt sat there, tears rolled down his eyes as his teammates ran to console him.

Usain Bolt deserves it because there is no one greater than him, says Virat Kohli on Justin Gatlin's bow-down gesture

Usain Bolt deserves it because there is no one greater than him, says Virat Kohli on Justin Gatlin's bow-down gesture

"When people do well, you understand how much strength and hard work it takes. You must appreciate that, it is very necessary. When you do well, other people appreciate you. It can’t be that none from the opposition will play well," said Kohli

It's sad that boos were louder than cheers, says Justin Gatlin after 100m win over Usain Bolt at World Championships

It's sad that boos were louder than cheers, says Justin Gatlin after 100m win over Usain Bolt at World Championships

Justin Gatlin, on Sunday, clocked 9.92 seconds to claim the gold medal, edging by milliseconds past the man who stood as favourite among the crowd. Usain Bolt, the then defending champion, failed to retain his title and he bid adieu with a bronze. America's Chris Coleman finished second with 9.94 seconds on the clock.

WATCH: Justin Gatlin pays respect to Usain Bolt after winning 100m final at World Championships

WATCH: Justin Gatlin pays respect to Usain Bolt after winning 100m final at World Championships

Amid all the boos that showered down on Justin Gatlin, who pulled off a stunner at the Olympic Stadium in London, on Sunday, 35-year-old American sprinter walked towards Usain Bolt, knelt down in tears and paid respect to the 'fastest man on earth'.

Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

Usain Bolt fails to defend title, loses 100 m final for first time at Olympics or World Championships stage

“I’m just sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note,” said Bolt, whose record of 9.58 is till intact. Well, he does have one more to go, the 200 metre race. The crowd at the Olympic stadium overcame their shock and once again the walls of the stadium screamed out his name – Bolt.  

Top stars to feature in 57th National Inter-State Athletics

Top stars to feature in 57th National Inter-State Athletics

The four-day Championships, which will see a newly-laid blue synthetic track, will be the last chance for those athletes who are yet to attain the qualifying mark for the IAAF World Championships scheduled for August 4-13 in London.

Asian Grand Prix: Neena Varakil wins gold in women's long jump, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for World  Championships

Asian Grand Prix: Neena Varakil wins gold in women's long jump, javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualifies for World Championships

World junior record holder javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra qualified for the IAAF World Championships in London in August though he took a silver today.

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Pole vault star Yelena Isinbayeva to retire after 2016 Rio Olympics

Russian star pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva said on Wednesday she plans to retire after the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where she has her sights sets on a third Olympic gold.

Kenya's Edna​ Kiplagat eyes marathon gold at Rio Olympics

Kenya's Edna​ Kiplagat eyes marathon gold at Rio Olympics

Edna Kiplagat is seeking to win that elusive gold missing in her collection, the Olympic marathon title.

Lalita Babar confident of Rio after Beijing feat

Lalita Babar confident of Rio after Beijing feat

 Having made history at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing last month, 3000m steeplechase national record holder Lalita Babar hopes to raise the bar in next year's Olympics.