In Summary

  • Unfortunately there was to be no fairytale as he pulled up and collapsed injured on the track running the anchor leg.
  • 7.4 million - followers on Instagram
  • 18.8 million - follows of his Facebook page
  • 34.2 million - dollars earned by Bolt last year according to a list of the world's richest sportspeople by Forbes magazine

LONDON

Usain Bolt retired from track and field championships after Jamaica in the 4x100m relay at the world championships in London.

Unfortunately there was to be no fairytale as he pulled up and collapsed injured on the track running the anchor leg.

Here AFP Sports looks at his glittering career in numbers.

1 - world bronze, after being beaten in the 100m in London 2017 by Americans Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman

3 - the number of Olympic treble sprint doubles, in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016. It should have been a treble treble including all three relay titles, but teammate Nesta Carter tested positive for doping in the Chinese capital

4 - times Bolt has been named Laureus World Sportsman of the Year: 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017

5 - the number of sprinters to have beaten Bolt over 100m: Gatlin, Coleman, Jamaica's Asafa Powell, American Tyson Gay and Antigua's Daniel Bailey

6 - times Bolt has won the IAAF Male Athlete of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

8 - Olympic gold medals: 100, 200m (2008, 2012, 2016); 4x100m relay (2012, 2016)

9.58 - the world record he set for the 100m at the 2009 worlds in Berlin

9.63 - the second fastest time ever run, when Bolt scorched to 100m gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

9 - times Bolt has run sub-9.77 seconds or faster for the 100m

11 - world gold medals: 100m (2009, 2013, 2015); 200m (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015); 4x100m relay (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015)

14 - world medals amassed since making his debut in Helsinki in 2005, when he finished eighth and last in the 200m final

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