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Usain Bolt wins final 100m race in Jamaica

It was an emotional farewell for the 30-year-old who plans to retire in August after the World Championships in London. In a sell-out stadium in Jamaica, Bolt bid farewell in some style as he won the 100m race in 10.03 before receiving a lap of honour in front of a dancing crowd with flags being waved and fireworks lit in the sky. It was not probably one of his best races, but he still won it as he kissed the finishing line for one last time before flashing his ‘lightning bolt’ pose. Also present were Jamaica’s Prime Minister Andrew Holness and Sebastian Coe, the President of the Association of Athletics Federation. The eight-time Olympic gold medallist didn’t expect the occasion to get that big and was very thankful for the crowd to show up and holding his back all these years to help him give his best.

 

The Brownlee brothers dominate the World Triathlon Series

Alistair Brownlee along with brother Jonny repeated last year’s feat of a British one-two in their home city of Leeds at the World Series Triathlon event. The duo took a significant lead at the start before Alistair made a superb run to go clear with 2.5km left to win in one hour, 46 minutes, 51 seconds. Brother Jonny finished behind Alistair as he crossed the line 12 seconds later. Spain’s Fernando Alarza finished third in the race. Adam Bowden and Tom Bishop were fourth and fifth respectively that made four of the top five finishers from the same country for the first time in a World Series triathlon event. Elsewhere, it was Bermuda’s Flora Duffy who won the women’s race in one hour, 57 minutes and two seconds.

 

CJ Ujah registers a victory in 100m in Rome

The 23-year-old British athlete completed the race with season’s best time of 10.02 seconds at the Rome Diamond League. It was a narrow margin victory as he was followed by Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut and American Ronnie Baker who completed the race in 10.05 seconds. Ujah wanted a good run before he completely focuses on the World Athletics Championship in August. Elsewhere, Dutch athlete Dafne Schippers beat Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye to win the women’s 100m with a time of 10.99. Britain’s Desiree Henry finished sixth in the race. In the women’s high jump, Russian world Champion Mariya Lasitskene came out victorious with Morgan Lake finishing fourth equaling her season’s best of 1.91m. Andrew Pozzi finished fourth in the men’s 110m hurdles while American Aries Merritt won it.