After doping sanction, Usain Bolt returns gold medal to IOC and says: Rules are Rules : Because of the doping sanction of relay teammate Nesta Carter won’t tarnish his legacy, Sprint king Usain Bolt insisted that the loss of one of his nine Olympic Gold Medals.
While attending the opening of a high school gym in Santa Cruz, Jamaica, Bolt Said that I am disappointed based on losing a medal, but it won’t take away from what I have done throughout my career, because I have won my individual events and that’s the key thing.
Bolt said that he had already handed back the 4*100 mtr relay gold from the 2008 Beijing Games. The International Olympic Committee officially withdrew from Jamaica this week because of Carter’s postive drug test.
Bolt, Carter, Asafa Powell and Michael Frater were on the Jamaican relay squad that was disqualified after Carter tested positive for the banned substance methylhexaneamine in a re-test of Beijing samples.
All the sprinters surrendered their gold medals on Friday.
The loss of the relay gold deprives Bolt of one of his “triple-triples” — he won gold in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m at Beijing and repeated the unprecedented feat in London in 2012 and again in Rio last year.
Bolt said that he had not yet spoken to Carter since news of the lost gold medal, but stressed that there was no bad blood between them.
Bolt further said that I know it must be very hard, must be rough on him, I know how social media can be and I know how Jamaica is. So hopefully there is some love (being shown towards Carter). It’s rough, things happen in life for reasons no one knows. I hope he does not take it to heart.