Bolt calls on cheats to clean up act for sake of athletics

Vincent De Villiers
Agosto 2, 2017

De Grasse, who has shown some sparkling form this season running a wind-assisted 9.69sec in the 100m at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting, has come a long way since a troubled adolescence and being laughed at when in his first effort at the shorter sprint he adopted a standing start.

But Bolt warned that the doping which have blighted the sport must stop for athletics to survive.

LeBron James, three-time National Basketball Association champion and 13-time All-Star, could not contain himself after seeing Bolt use his "Silencer" celebration, having taken Olympic gold in the 200m at Rio 2016.

"To replace the greatest in Usain Bolt, I knew what I was getting into", De Grasse told Monday's edition of the Daily Mail.

"One thing I hope they understand is that we have a doping problem and if they continue in that way the sport will die and hopefully they understand that", said the 30-year-old. Guys who did things for a very long time at the highest of levels.

"I don't think it gets any worse than that", he said, referring to the problems in Russian Federation which he agreed had left the sport at rock bottom. Each year you try to get back and there's a dullness.

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World-record holder Wayde van Niekerk - providing he gets through the first round - will aim to reach the 400m final, but top billing on day three goes to the women's 100m as Olympic champion Elaine Thompson goes head to head with Dafne Schippers.

"In track and field, after I left, it wasn't like somebody just stepped in".

"So all I'll say now is, if you work hard, that anything is possible". "That is what my team keep telling me so I have to prove myself once more".

"The last race I ran was a 9.95 [seconds] which shows I'm going in the right direction. It's go time, so let's go".

Bolt, who turns 31 later this month, also gave an emphatic answer when asked how he would feel on Saturday night after the 100m final. It's all about who can keep their nerves. "I'm really happy to see a Jamaican who put the sport back on the map".

"And my coach gave me my space, he gave me my time to get over it". For me that will be the biggest headline. But at some point just the close net of people I was with said "listen to us Usain, I know it is hard but you need to get back training because Germaine would have wanted it". So for me that really helped me get going again. "It was hard but it became a positive and now I really want to do it and also for him and his family and all the friends that supported me in the hard times".

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