Bolt admits losing 'triple-triple' title is "heartbreaking"
Usain Bolt said losing his ‘triple-triple’ title was “heartbreaking”, after the International Olympic Committee’s decision to void Jamaica’s Beijing 2008 4x100m relay team winning run.
The world’s fastest man was asked to return his gold medal because Jamaican team-mate Nesta Carter had failed a drugs test after the IOC’s decision to ‘re-analyse’ Carter’s samples.
Bolt, who won triple sprint golds at the Beijing, London and Rio Olympics, to confirm himself as the sport’s greatest ever sprinter, is innocent, the IOC confirmed.
But he has paid the price for Carter testing positive for the prohibited substance methylhexaneamine.
“It’s heartbreaking,” said Bolt. “Over the years I’ve worked hard to accumulate gold medals and worked hard to be a champion.
“I’m not too pleased about the situation but it’s just one of those things that happen in life. You have to be able to deal with it.
“When I have to give back my gold medal, I’ll give it back, it’s not a problem to me.”
31-year-old Carter ran the first-leg during the Beijing 2008 4x100m relay for Jamaica, which also included Michael Grater, Asafa Powell and Bolt.
He was tested on the evening prior to the final but that was initially found at the time to contain no “adverse analytical finding”.
Source: Mirror Sports
BREAKING: Usain Bolt loses Beijing 2008 relay gold after teammate Nesta Carter disqualified for doping. Bolt no longer has “triple treble” pic.twitter.com/vuCTpEKH5x— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 25, 2017