Jamaican Usain Bolt is set to compete in the 100m event at Diamond League meeting in Monaco holding on Friday. This will be the last test run for Bolt heading into the World Championships in London in August.
The Olympic Gold medallist has also been confirmed to race in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Championships, before calling it curtains to an illustrious career glazed with an eight Gold Olympic medals.
“My aim is to win in London. I want to retire on a winning note,” – Usain Bolt
The fastest man alive has returned slower times in his two previous races in June this season, he clocked 10.03s and 10.06s in Jamaica and Ostrava respectively. Blaming the poor timing to a recurring back tightness for which he would consult a doctor.
— IAAF Diamond League (@Diamond_League) July 19, 2017
On the men’s 100m start list on Friday in Monaco, Bolt will have his hands full against two of the fastest athletes this year – South Africa’s Akani Simbine and American Chris Belcher, both of which have raced to a sub 10 seconds this season. The World champion has to put in a stellar shift in Monaco – his last Diamond League meeting, to afford himself enough motivation ahead of his farewell race in London.