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Nesta Carter hangs his running shoes

Jamaica’s London Olympics relay gold medallist Nesta Carter has called time on his athletics career.

In a press release yesterday, through MVP Track and Field Club, the 35-year-old sprinter said he could not compete up to his standard in the sport. He said he has been hampered by an injury that has prevented him from competing since March.

“Now at the age of 35, I am no longer able to give of my best as an athlete to the sport that I know and love. As a result and for other reasons, I am announcing my retirement from Track and Field as an athlete,” Carter said.

Nesta Carter (left) returned a failed drug test from his Beijing 2008 ‘A’ sample. Photo: Getty Images

Carter ends his career with a personal best in the 100m of 9.78 seconds, the eighth fastest time in history. He won Olympic gold as a member of the Jamaica 4x100m relay team that set the world record at the 2012 London Olympic Games (36.84 seconds). He won three World Championships gold medals as part of the Jamaica 4x100m relay team in 2011, 2013, and 2015, silver in 2007 and an individual bronze in 100m final in 2013.

In 2016 Carter returned a positive doping test results for Methylhexanamine from 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

He failed the drug test after International Olympic Committee (IOC) retested 454 samples from 2008 Olympic Games.

The report said that the IOC requested to test Carter’s B sample after his A test showed a presence of banned substance Methylhexanamine from 2008 Olympics.

No more gold for Bolt as CAS reject Carter’s doping appeal

Nesta Carter has lost his appeal against the decision to strip him and a Jamaica team including Usain Bolt of Olympic gold after a positive drugs test.

A sample taken from Carter at the 2008 Games in Beijing was found last January to have contained a banned stimulant.

That meant the Jamaican 4x100m team had to forfeit gold.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) ruled: “Reanalysis confirmed the presence of methylhexaneamine.”

The Jamaican team featured Carter, Bolt, Michael Frater and Asafa Powell.

A judgement said: “We [do] not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter contending that the test results should be ignored or that the decision should otherwise be overturned for certain alleged failures.

“Accordingly, the Cas panel dismissed the appeal and the decision is confirmed.”

Carter appealed against the decision last February and a hearing was held in Switzerland in November.

The now-retired Bolt completed an unprecedented ‘triple triple’ of gold medals in Rio in 2016, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ruling to punish the Jamaica team left him with eight Olympic titles.

Speaking in January, 31-year-old Bolt – who also won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016 – said it was “rough” to have to give back one of his medals but that it hadn’t changed “what I have done throughout my career”.

Carter’s was one of 454 selected doping samples retested by the IOC in 2016 and was found to contain the banned stimulant methylhexaneamine.

That has been on the World Anti-doping Agency (Wada) prohibited list since 2004, and was reclassified in 2011 as a “specified substance” – meaning one that is more susceptible to a “credible, non-doping explanation”.

Carter was also part of the 4x100m team in London five years ago and helped Jamaica win at the World Championships in 2011, 2013 and 2015.