Usain Bolt partied at a boozy BBQ days before his final race
A video obtained by The Sun also shows the track legend dancing with girls and taking a turn on the decks at a barbecue celebrating a late friend’s life at the family’s home in West London.
Days later he took the last leg in London’s World Athletics Championships 4x100m relay, but pulled up with acute cramp in his left hamstring.
A pal at the party said: “He was saying ‘Hi’ to everyone and he was very, very flirtatious. I saw him kissing one of the girls. He was there until 6am.”
He was seen drinking rum and cognac all night at the family barbecue
He swigged glasses of Hennessy cognac and Wray and Nephew rum.
Revellers were celebrating the life of high jumper Germaine Mason, a childhood pal of Bolt in Jamaica who won a silver medal for Team GB in 2008.
Mason lost control of his bike while returning from a Kingston party with the sprint king and other friends in April and crashed.
Bolt helped dig the grave and carry the coffin of his friend, having travelled to the scene shortly after the accident.
And Mason's sudden death at the age of 34 knocked Bolt so badly that the eight-time Olympic gold medallist admitted he could not face training.
Bolt said: “It was rough for me. At the start it really took us by surprise and it kind of set me back a bit training-wise, because mentally I wasn’t ready to even train for two weeks or two and a half weeks. I had to take off and just try to collect myself.
"So I'm just actually working hard now to try and get back to where I was, but I'm confident in myself and in my coach that we can get it done because we have done it for years and years.
"This year is no different, so it was tough, and I have to focus on what I need to do and I know my friend would want me to go out there and do my best as always and to be strong and to be focused on what needs to be done."
Days later he pulled his hamstring in his final race
Bolt saw his hopes of a golden ending to his brilliant career ended at the World Championsips when he was beaten into third by drugs cheat Justin Gatlin and rising star Christian Coleman.
But the Jamaican shrugged off the defeat by partying at a London burlesque club.
Bolt and friends were spotted in the VIP area of The Box Soho, a club popular with celebrities and once visited by Prince Harry.
It is the second time the eight-time Olympic champion has taken in the sights on offer at the controversial venue, having also partied into the early hours there in March. RECEIVE NEWS UPDATE ON: WHATSAPP +234 701 056 0394, AND TWITTER: @247NGNEWSUPDATE, EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE Share your story with us: firstname.lastname@example.org PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>