Weir calls time on career

August 08, 2017

Warren Weir has apparently brought an end to his athletic career after failing to advance from the heats of the 200m at the World Championships in London.

Weir posted that he was humbled to have represented the country for "one last time", punctuating his statement with the hashtag #TheEnd.

The 2012 Olympic bronze and 2013 World Championships silver-medal winner could only manage a 20.60 clocking in his first-round contest, which left him in fourth spot and out of the qualifying places to the semi-finals.

Weir later posted an image bearing a clenched fist edited to bear the Jamaican colours with the following text to his Instagram account:

"No greater joy than being able to represent my country at the highest level lots of joy and tears and extremely humble to represent my country one last time #TheEnd."

The sprinter did not speak to journalists after his race, and his manager, Cubie Seegobin, could not confirm that the sprinter was in fact retiring up to late last night.

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