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#ReturnToLondon: Jamaican Warren Weir retiring from athletics

Published:Monday | August 7, 2017 | 8:04 PM
Weir... No greater joy than being able to represent my country at its highest level.

Warren Weir has apparently brought an end to his athletic career after failing to advance from the heats of the 200m at the World Championships in London. 

The 2012 Olympic bronze and 2013 World Championships silver medal winner could only manage a 20.60 clocking in his first round contest, which left him in fourth spot and out of the qualifying places for the semi-finals.

Weir later posted an image bearing a clenched fist edited to bear the Jamaican colours with the following text to his Instagram account: 

"No greater joy than being able to represent my country at its highest level lots of joy and tears and extremely humble to represent my country one last time #TheEnd"

 
The sprinter did not speak to journalists after his race and his manager Cubie Seegobin said he has not been told by Weir that he is retiring.