The athletics legend, Usain Bolt has claimed victory in his final 100m race in Jamaica in front of 30,000 fans. The global superstar was overwhelmed by the support he received and admitted to being more nervous than ever before.
Bolt claimed victory at 10.03 to officially end his phenomenal career in London’s World Championships in August. The eight-time Olympic gold-medalist kissed the track after his victory as fireworks lit up the night sky on the Caribbean island.
He said: ‘The run, it was just OK. I must say it was OK. I don’t think I’ve ever been that nervous running a 100m.’
He added: ‘Just the atmosphere and the people, the support they came out and gave me, it was really nerve-racking. I never expected this, I knew it was going to be big, the stadium was ram-packed so thank you guys for coming out and supporting me.
‘It’s big to see everybody that turned out. It shows that what I’ve done for the sport is a big deal to them and they really appreciate it.
‘So thank you and it was my honour to put the sport of track and field at the top and to continue to dominate.
‘I’ll try my best even when I’ve hung up my spikes, to really continue to push track and field in any way possible,’ he concluded.