The competition should only get better for Jamaica on Sunday night, as Usain Bolt is set to race in his final Olympic 100-m. (Marion Jones won in Sydney in 2000, but was stripped of her gold medal after she admitted to using steroids in 2007).He’ll try to become the first man to win three straight titles in the event. Between 19, an American woman won the 100-m race in seven of 10 Olympics.(Read More: Justin Gatlin’s Final Chance to Beat Bolt–and Win Redemption) Mo Farah’s second straight Olympic gold in the 10,000-m was the night’s other highlight.
The Jamaica sprint legend, 30, finished a disappointing third in the 100m at the ongoing World Athletics Championships and has the last-ever race of his career - the 4X100m - on Saturday night.
The 4 X 100m relay takes place next Saturday, 12 August at 9.50pm - and then the big man will finally be saying goodbye to his spikes.
BBC One, BBC Two and BBC online will be showing full coverage of the competition. He has won the 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the past three Olympic Games - Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.
His 'triple triple' of nine gold medals was downgraded to eight, however, after Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter, who was part of the quartet that won the 4x100m in Beijing, tested positive for a banned substance. The World Athletics Championships have been running from Friday August 4, and continue until Sunday August 13.
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