[Sharingbuttons]Justin Gatlin gatecrashed Usain Bolt’s finale to silence and shock the London Stadium and claim the 100m World Championship title.
But still, it was Bolt who claimed all the headlines as the star of a generation called time on his stellar career in an emotional night in the English capital.
Paul Pogba posted a cartoon of himself before the race with a contract to bring the Jamaican sprint star to Manchester United, complete with his own United jersey.
Other big names in the sporting spheres have weighed in on the sprint icon drawing the curtain on his time on the track.
“You made millions of fans happy and smiling, being an example for everyone: thank you @usainbolt ! #bolt #London2017 ??” tweeted Juventus hitman Paulo Dybala
— Paulo Dybala (@PauDybala_JR) August 5, 2017Advertisement
Former midfielder-turned-pundit Jermaine Jenas stated that despite the disappointing finish, his legacy was already secured.
Golfer Justin Rose dubbed Bolt the greatest of all time, or the now preferred acronym ‘GOAT’, after a career which brought the 30-year-old eight Olympic gold medals.
While Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale joined in, saying ‘Watched @UsainBolt for over a decade ignite the world!!’
‘What a moment to be there live for Usain Bolt’s last 100m race. A great man on and off the track, who has inspired many. What a legend!’ wrote boxer David Haye
Although his career was capped off with a disappointing bronze, Bolt knew his time in the sport was up. But his impact on sprinting, recognised by his sporting contemporaries, is certainly undoubted.