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Usain Bolt wins ninth Olympic gold as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay

Aug 20, 2016 11:16 IST

Usain BoltJamaican sprinter on 19 August 2016 won gold in 4x100m relay final at the Rio Olympics. He combined with Asafa Powell, Yohan Blake and Nickel Ashmeade to finish in 37.27 seconds.

With this, Bolt obtained three sprinting gold medals in three consecutive Olympics, and finished his Olympic career with a 100% win record in finals.

Japan won the silver and Canada lifted the bronze.

Earlier on 14 August 2016, Bolt clinched gold in the 100-metre final at the Olympics to become the first man to win the event three times at consecutive Olympic Games. He followed the win with a gold medal in the 200 m, which also makes him the first athlete to win the 200 m three times at the Olympic Games.

About Usain Bolt

Born 21 August 1986, Usain Bolt is a Jamaican sprinter.

He is regarded as the fastest person ever timed.

He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records since fully automatic time became mandatory. He also holds the world record in the 4 × 100 metres relay. He is the reigning World and Olympic champion in these three events.

He is the first man at the Olympic Games to win nine gold medals for sprinting.

He was the first to win consecutive Olympic 100 m in 2008 and 200 m titles in 2012.

His achievements in sprinting have earned him the media nickname Lightning Bolt.

His awards include the IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track & Field Athlete of the Year and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

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Who: Jamaica

Where: Rio de Janeiro , Brazil

What: Wins 4x100m relay

When: 19 August 2016

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