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What a career Usain Bolt has had!

August 03, 2017 11:44 IST

The Greatest Sprinter of all time bids farewell to the track this week.

Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet, has dominated sprinting this past decade.

Since the 2008 Beijing Games, Bolt has won every Olympic gold in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100 metres.

He has won an astonishing nine Olympic gold medals (he lost one gold medal recently -- the 4x100m relay medal at the 2008 Olympics after team-mate Nesta Carter tested positive for a banned substance), the same as Paavo Nurmi, the Flying Finn who dominated distance running in the early 20th century, and American sprinter and long jumper Carl Lewis.

As the sprint legend gets set to run his final race in the world championships in London, we look at the major highlights of his career:

Text: Harish Kotian. Production: Ashish Narsale
Photographs: Getty Images, Reuters

Harish Kotian, Ashish Narsale