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Usain Bolt Equalled World Record of 8 Golds at World Championships 2013

Aug 20, 2013 18:41 IST

Usain Bolt of Jamaica equalled the world record of highest golds after winning the 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships on 18 August 2013 at Moscow, Russia.

By winning the 4x100m gold medal Usain Bolt’s secured his eighth gold. This was his third gold medal at World Athletics Championships 2013 Moscow.

Usain Bolt won the 100m and 200m sprint at Berlin in 2009, 200m in Daegu in 2011, the 100m and 200m in Moscow 2013, as well as golds as part of the winning Jamaican 4x100m relay squads in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

With this victory Usain Bolt has joined the club of highest (8) gold medal winners list along with American women's 200m specialist Allyson Felix, and retired US track stars Carl Lewis and Michael Johnson including relays.

Usain Bolt in World Athletics Championships 2013

• Usain Bolt reclaimed his world 100m title in Moscow in emphatic style, clocking a season's best 9.77sec in heavy rain.
• He also won 200m title, by finishing in 19.66sec.
• In the 4x100m relay Bolt along with Nesta Carter, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Nickel Ashmeade, clocked 37.36sec in the race at the Luzhniki Stadium.

Usain Bolt (26) holds the world record in the 100m and 200m with record times of 9.58 seconds and 19.19seconds respectively at the World Championships in Berlin 2009.  Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is generally called as the fastest man on Earth.

Usain Bolt's Gold Medals

100m: 2008, 2012 Olympics; 2009, 2013 World Championships
200m: 2008, 2012 Olympics; 2009, 2011, 2013 World Championships
4x100m: 2008, 2012 Olympics; 2009, 2011, 2013 World Championships

All-time leading world medalists

• Allyson Felix (USA): 8 gold, one silver, one bronze - total 10
• Carl Lewis (USA): 8 gold, one silver, one bronze - 10
• Michael Johnson (USA): 8 gold - 8
• Usain Bolt (Jamaica): 8 gold, two silver -10

Quick Digest

Who: Usain Bolt

Where: Moscow

What: Highest Gold medals winner

When: 18 August 2013

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