Usain Bolt did not have it all his way as he collected the baton from Nickel Ashmeade for the last leg of the 4x100m relay on Saturday morning [Nigeria time] but he was not deterred as he led Jamaica home in 37.27 seconds.
The soon to be 30-year-old thus established a perfect record of nine gold medals over three Olympic tournaments, the first being Beijing 2008.
Later on Twitter, Bolt said the record was for the fans.
“My fans you guys never doubted me a min and for that I belong to you guys forever #blessed,” he tweeted.
The USA team, which initially came in third were disqualified for a baton changeover violation.
“There you go. I’m the greatest,” Bolt told the BBC after the race.
“I live for these moments. It came true and I’m proud of myself.”
And he should indeed be proud of his achievements – the likes of which may never be seen on track for the next 100 years.
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