“He Kept Apologizing to Us…”: Usain Bolt’s Teammates Once Recalled the Heartfelt Apology From the Olympian After Suffering From Injury

Published 10/17/2022, 3:02 PM EDT

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Usain Bolt, the fastest man of all time, had planned a straightforward end to his unparalleled career in 2017. However, in a shocking turn of events, he, unfortunately, suffered an injury during his very last leg, which was the 4×100 meters relay final at the World Championships.

Usain Bolt, the champion Jamaican sprinter, is considered to be the fastest man of all time. He is a world record holder in the 100m, 200m, and 4×100 meters relay and an eight-time Olympic gold medalist. Bolt is the only sprinter to win the Olympic 100m and 200m titles at three consecutive Olympics. However, he didn’t have an ending as glorious as his career.


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When Usain Bolt apologized to his team

In what came as a shocker, Usain Bolt, in his very last race at the World Championships, injured himself. He had just taken the baton for Jamaica and, when in a bid to catch up with the leaders, he stopped suddenly with a cramp in his left leg and eventually tumbled to a complete halt after taking a forward roll.

Sadly, because of Bolt’s injury, Britain went on to win the race, while Bolt laid on his back in his lane, catching his head as the medics tended to his injuries.

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Despite all this, the champion was not going to leave the track in a wheelchair. Instead, with the help of his teammates, he rose to his feet and limped the last 30 meters to the finish line. Notably, he even apologized to his team for the loss. His teammate Forte said, “He kept apologising to us but we told him there was no need to apologise.” He told Bolt, “Injuries are part of the sport.”


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Usain Bolt post-retirement

Bolt feels satisfied to have at least left the scene on his feet. Soon after, he shifted focus to his entrepreneurship career. He endorses huge brands like Visa, Gatorade, Hublot, All Nippon Airways, Virgin Media, and Puma, among others. Not just business, but Bolt also pursued his interest in football and music as well. Despite his retirement in 2017, it has to be noted that his Olympic records are still unbeaten.


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The retirement of Usain Bolt surely left a void in the sport. However, he continues to serve his fans in one way or another, coming to the aid of those who miss Lightning Bolt.

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Written by:

Yash Joglekar


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