Bolt questions retirement


April 16, 2018
Retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (right) presents the silver medal to Jamaica's Shericka Jackson for the women's 200m at Carrara Stadium during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia last Thursday.

Iconic Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt caused a bit of a stir on social media, after questioning his decision to retire from the track, while watching from the stands during the just-concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Bolt, who hung up his spikes eight months ago, following the World Championships in London, was in attendance at the Carrara Stadium, where he was spotted watching and chatting with Australian movie star Chris Hemsworth.

Bolt posted a cryptic tweet, while watching the country's women's and men's 4x100m relay teams compete in the finals, causing quite a debate among his fans.

"Did I retire too soon? Hmmm," Bolt posted.

"Watching the relay just now made me ask myself a few questions. Anyhow #TeamJamaica all day everyday #GoldCoast2018 #CommonwealthGames," Bolt also posted to the popular platform Twitter.

His tweet came after Jamaica, led by his former training partner Yohan Blake, finished a disappointing third in the men's 4x100m relay, which was won by England, with South Africa taking the silver medal.

The women's 4x100m relay team was also beaten by England after taking silver, with Nigeria finishing in third place.

Bolt's tweet was met with a plethora of responses from fans, many encouraged the 31-year-old to enjoy his retirement and not put his legacy in jeopardy.

Since his retirement, Bolt has been kept busy by his sponsors with a number of engagements across the globe.

He has also been pursuing his ambition to play professional football, and took part in a training session with Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund, where he scored a goal. He also took part in a small pitch charity match involving several footballing legends such as Diego Maradona and David Trezeguet and will again feature in a football game for charity in June at Old Trafford.

Bolt, the world record holder in the 100m and 200m, won eight Olympic gold medals over a career that redefined the sport of athletics and propelled him into international stardom.

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