Usain Bolt cramp blamed on waiting for medal ceremonies


Stewards offered to help the Jamaican with a wheelchair but the 30-year-old refused and limped off applauding the crowd. The last three weeks have been hard for him, you know. The race was 10 minutes late and we were kept 40 minutes.

"It was cold. Usain said to me "I don't like this", because we keep on warming up, and sitting, and warming up".

That is exactly what the world witnessed at the IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday. "I think they really need to look into that and do something about it", Forte said. He's a performer and I think we can all appreciate it.

And team-mate Yohan Blake, who ran the third leg, slammed competition organisers for allowing the women's high jump medal presentation to over-run and allow the runners on track to cool down.

Experienced Yohan Blake, who finished fourth in the mens 100m final and failed to qualify for the final round in 200m, did not start in the heats but Bolt later said that he will return in the final race.

Bolt may not have led Jamaica to a glorious finale anyway, though, as he took the baton well behind eventual winners Great Britain and the US.

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Even had he not been injured, Bolt would have been hard-pressed to catch Great Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, who held off 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman of the US to claim a famous gold for the host nation.

Bolt, 31, ran the qualifying legs for Team Jamaica without incident earlier in the day.

According to Jamaican team doctor Dr Kevin Jones, Bolt had suffered from "cramp in his left hamstring". Personally, I felt like experience doesn't necessarily play a part in that, you've just got to come out here no matter what your age is and compete. "He is still the best in the world", said Gatlin.

"(But) I personally think that we were held in the stadium a little too long without our clothes on, and there was a little draught in there.

On the question about the disappointing bronze in the final 100m of his career, Bolt was all but praises for Justin Gatlin.