Jamaica 100m sprinter – Nesta Carter OD has announced his retirement from athletics because of an undisclosed medical condition.

The 35-year-old sprinter from Banana Ground made the announcement, on Tuesday, August 31 via Twitter.

“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 and an athlete,” the release read.

“My ultimate decision to retire from athletics was also precipitated by a private medical condition, which has been getting worse. This condition has hindered me from training and competing since March 2021.

“A medication prescribed by my doctor to address this medical issue breaches existing anti-doping rules. As such, I had to make a choice between my health and athletics, and I chose my health.”

Nesta Carter was part of Jamaica’s gold medal-winning relay team at the 2008 Olympics, but the medal was stripped after a retrospective test returned a positive sample from Carter.