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Olympics: without Usain Bolt, athletics is still chasing its new star


ANALYSIS - The king sport of the Olympics has still not filled the gaping void left by the retirement of its star. Overview of those who can take up the torch.

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He was dazzling, he limped away, a symbol struck down by an injury to his left leg in the 4 × 100m relay at the World Championships in London in 2017. The curtain fell after a decade at the top.

End of the Usain Bolt show (notably winner of the 100 and 200 m at the Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016).

Since then, lightning no longer falls on athletics.

Usain Bolt confiscated the light.

He was the face, the shine and the performance.

He aroused curiosity, excelled in directing.

He had brought the show to life before and after the race.

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The Jamaican, who had landed in the wake of the legendary Jesse Owens, Carl Lewis or Michael Johnson, collectors of Olympic gold medals, lives a peaceful retirement after trying his luck as a footballer (especially in Australia).

In June, he announced the birth of twins.

This Sunday (2:50 p.m.), he will see the 100m king's crown fall on another head.

A successor who will have to

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Source: lefigaro

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