Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd before the start of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London, his final ever race. Photo: AFP Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd before the start of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London, his final ever race. Photo: AFP
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd before the start of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London, his final ever race. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
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Opinion

Jonathan White

Showboating Usain Bolt defined Beijing 2008 and has carried the Olympics since

  • Jamaican sprint king announced himself to the world with fastest time in history for gold – then shattered the record a year to the day later
  • Despite critics, sprinter brought joy to many and remains rare in showpiece event for never testing positive for PEDs

Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd before the start of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London, his final ever race. Photo: AFP Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd before the start of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London, his final ever race. Photo: AFP
Jamaica's Usain Bolt gestures to the crowd before the start of the final of the men's 4x100m relay athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London, his final ever race. Photo: AFP
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.