World’s fastest man, Usain Bolt has completed his unprecedented “triple treble” by winning gold in the 4X100m relay race at #Rio2016.
The Jamaican crossed the finish line in 37.27secs to trigger a thunderous ovation from the crowd.
Bolt took the baton from Nickel Ashmeade after Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake had made the early running.
Japan’s quartet took a surprise silver in 37.60 seconds while the United States claimed bronze in 37.62 but was later disqualified for what appeared to be a handover violation, with Canada moving up to bronze medal position.
Usain Bolt recorded his ninth Olympic gold with this win. The champion has won gold in all the events he participated in since the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
After the win, the 29-year-old said: “There you go, I am the greatest. I am just relieved. It’s happened. I am just happy, proud of myself. It’s come true. The pressure is real. I look at it as an accomplishment”.
— Usain St. Leo Bolt (@usainbolt) August 20, 2016
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