Jamaica competes at the Commonwealth Games and Bolt talks Retirement.
Jamaica competes at the Commonwealth Games and Bolt talks Retirement in Glasgow Scotland. Out of 35 countries that won medals, Jamaica came in 10th place with twenty-two medals. Jamaica’s 22 medals matched 2006 in Melbourne and tied for best overall total medals in the Commonwealth Games. The medal breakdown are 10 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze in track and field, 1 silver, 1 bronze in swimming and 1 bronze in netball.
After 261 gold medals in 11 days, Glasgow games is now over. Usain Bolt may have anchered his final leg in the Commonwealth Games according to his announcement. Usain in Lightening form, ran the final leg of the 4 X 100m relay despite the fact that it was only his second outing of the season. After Kimmari Roach injured Jason Livermore started followed by 100m gold medalist Kemar Baily-Cole, then Nickel Ashmeade who also won a bronze and together the sprint team won gold in 37.58 seconds.
The women were equally dominating in their 4 X 100m relay. The team consist of Kerron Stewart, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Schillonie Calvert and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Olympic 100m champion as they cruse to gold. Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls Netball Team won bronze against England 52 to England 48. At the end of the match it was the public system and a gracious host playing one of Bob Marley’s biggest hits “One Love.”
The Commonwealth Games was a great success for Jamaica as the country is set to celebrate there 52 years Independence Anniversary on August 6, 2014. As the celebration continues Usain Bolt floored the world by announcing that he will be retiring in 2017. As stated by Bolt, “I have always said that after Rio I wanted to retire but they keep saying I should go onto 2017 (World Championship in London), so I think I might just do that, so that will be my last championship.” Usain went on to say, “This training thing is not easy, I am just happy I have done what I wanted to do in this sport.”
So even though we know that Bolt is at the ripe age of 27, in 2017 he will be 30 years old. As we know, athletes usually change their mind and go in and out of retirement, but if 2017 comes and Mr. Usain “Lightening” Bolt decides to hang up his cleats, we say “Thank you very much for blessing us with your Presents and much Respect.” However, if in 2017 you get a bust of energy, and decides to continue, the world is with you, if not, As Jamaica’s Comidian Ms Louise Benett would say, “Walk Good”