Bolt finished 3rd in his last presence in the 100m

Gatlin spoils Bolt's farewell in 100m with remarkable gold

Two-time defending champion Jamaica, without their star sprinter Elaine Thompson, are through to the final of the women's 4x100-metre relay at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Trailing when he got the baton on the anchor leg, Bolt powered away, quickly swept past his rivals and had time to look to his right before crossing in 37.95 seconds.

The eight-time Olympic champion, who lost his 100m world title to Justin Gatlin last weekend, led home his team of Tyquendo Tracey, Julian Forte and Michael Campbell in 37.95seconds, finishing second in their heat behind Germany. Despite his third place finish in this race, Bolt is without a doubt the greatest sprinter of all time.

As is already well established, most Jamaicans had pencilled in gold medals for the incomparable Mr Usain Bolt in his last competitive 100m and for sprint queen Miss Elaine Thompson over the same distance.

The four - the same line-up who won Team GB's first 4x100m relay bronze in 32 years in Rio last summer - crossed the line 0.09 seconds behind the U.S., with Germany qualifying as third fastest. It was Gatlin's first 100-meter world championship title since 2005 and Bolt's first loss in a 100 final in more than four years, when he was defeated by Gatlin in June 2013 in a race in Rome, Italy.

Justin Gatlin, who many assume to be Bolt's arch-nemesis, thundered home ahead of the 6ft 5inch Jamaican, with his United States teammate Christian Coleman pipping Bolt to the line as well.

They also advanced to the final. Bolt is now hoping to redeem that for his fans and country tomorrow when he runs for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay at the IAAF 2017 World Championships in London.

Meanwhile, Bolt continued to give credit to 100m gold medalist Justin Gatlin for his perseverance in a hard atmosphere amongst the fans in London, where they booed the 25-year-old American throughout the sprint competition. Bolt routinely slowed down before crossing the finish line.

Gatlin also won gold for the 100m in the 2005 World Championships. "Honestly, I have just been chasing this number", Taylor said of the 18.29-meter mark.

"There are no words to describe how I am feeling". Normally I get better through the rounds. Yohan Blake coming in for the final is definitely good'.

'We have been training that relay, there were some camps.

Felix has won 14 medals at the world championships and can move up to 16 if she runs the 4x400 relay and the United States win medals in both events.

Great Britain finished second in that heat - and also second overall - with 41.93, the third fastest time ever produced by a British quartet.

Switzerland (42.50) qualified with the fourth fastest time overall while Netherlands (42.64), Brazil (42.77) and Trinidad and Tobago (42.91) completed the final round line-up.

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