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Usain Bolt defeated by his teammate after Bolt lost one of his 9 Olympic medals

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 1 June 2018, 17:07 IST
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The sprinting legend Usain is bolt no more holds the record of three perfect Olympic campaigns and he will now have to settle for a total of 8 and not 9 medals, he won earlier. Arguably, the fastest man on the planet, who hung up his shoes in the August last year. The sprinting superstar lost one of his 9 medals won in the last three Olympics after an International sports tribunal ruled, one of his teammates was found on dope during the 4x100 relay race in Beijing Olympics 2008.

The tribunal found, Nesta Carter, one of the teammates of Usain Bolt who ran the first leg of the relay race in Beijing Olympics, Bolt got the Baton third but went on to finish the race the earliest. He also set a world record in the process.

However, In an effort to prevent dopers from participating in other events, the IOC had dozens of athletes' samples who participated in the Beijing Olympics and Nesta's sample was one that was found to have traces of a banned stimulant.

The panel “could not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter contending that the test results should be ignored or the IOC DP decision should otherwise be overturned for certain alleged failures,” the CAS said.

“The rules are the rules but at the end of the day the joy of winning that relay gold Medal in Beijing 2008 with my teammates will last forever,” Bolt wrote on social media Thursday, posting a photo of himself with the other three.

After the decision was out, Bolt took to Twitter and wrote, “The rules are the rules but at the end of the day the joy of winning that relay gold Medal in Beijing 2008 with my teammates will last forever,”.

Moreover, Usain Bolt also celebrated the 10th anniversary of him setting the world record in 100 meters sprint.

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First published: 1 June 2018, 16:58 IST
 
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